The Ontario Cast-In-Place Concrete Development Council (OCCDC) was established in 1999 by a number of key firms in the Ontario concrete industry. The OCCDC members represent three major stakeholder groups: Employer Associations (forming, reinforcing steel, and concrete), Organized Labour (carpenters, ironworkers, and labourers), and Industry Suppliers (formwork materials). The creation of the OCCDC represents a significant step forward for the Ontario cast-in-place concrete industry in meeting the new challenges faced by all industry stakeholders.

The primary objectives of the OCCDC are:

  • Promotion of cast-in-place concrete as a superior building system.
  • Education of all industry stakeholders with respect to technical issues and market trends.
  • Improved communication, exchange of information, understanding, cooperation, and cohesion among industry stakeholders.

OCCDC general council meetings are held once every three months and are open to both core and associate members. The OCCDC also has created two sub-committees, Marketing & Research and Management, to implement the directives of the general council.

The OCCDC’s core members directly fund the organization and all members volunteer time and other resources to complete specific projects.