The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s revised PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete provides easy-to-follow design procedures, numerical examples, and both new and updated design aids using Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14) and Commentary (ACI 318R-14); ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures; 2015 International Building Code; and, other current standards.
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“Whether a newcomer to precast design or a seasoned practitioner, the eighth edition will not disappoint,” says PCI Industry Handbook Committee Chairman Tim Salmons. “It lives up to its reputation as the ultimate design authority for precast/prestressed concrete with comprehensive treatments for industry-specific challenges, coupled with cutting-edge design techniques.” Handbook design information and recommendations are based on the latest research and a consensus of engineers in practice, he adds.
METROMONT CORP. ADDS SHOCKEY PRECAST GROUP
South Carolina-based Metromont Corp. is building on its position as one of the premier precast/prestressed concrete operators in the Southeast and lower mid-Atlantic markets, acquiring Shockey Precast Group. Based in Winchester, Va., the latter specializes in parking structures, mission critical structures and wall enclosure systems for owners, developers and contractors throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and will operate under its legacy banner as a Metromont division.
“Shockey Precast Group has an outstanding reputation,” says Metromont CEO Rick Pennell. “Our culture and business models are very similar, which will make for a smooth transition beneficial to both parties. The addition of Shockey Precast and its associates to our team will further strengthen our capabilities in the mid-Atlantic region.”
“The decision to sell Shockey Precast Group has not been easy due to the long family history behind it. However, Metromont has an excellent reputation in the industry and we feel the business as well as our employees are in good hands,” adds Don Shockey, chairman of Shockey Cos., which retains ownership of Howard Shockey & Sons, general contractor, and Shockey Realty, a commercial real estate division.