What might a future high school football stadium look like? That was the premise of Project Precast 2020, a PCI Foundation design competition, staged alongside Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Convention and Precast Show 2020 activities last month in Fort Worth, Texas. The competition entailed five university student teams, each comprised of one architecture, one engineering and one construction management degree candidate. Teams participated under sponsorship and guidance of Sika Corp. and PCI members Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; Consulting Engineers Group, Mt. Prospect, Ill.; Coreslab Structures; Metromont Corp., Greenville, S.C.; and, Tindall Corp., Spartanburg, S.C. The Clark Pacific team prevailed and took a $3,000 prize.Read More
“Our mission is to impact the future of the built environment while promoting the use of precast concrete. We are partnering with bright young minds to push the boundaries of precast design and construction to do what has never been done before,” Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Foundation Executive Director Marty McIntyre outlines in a recent 2019-2020 agenda. “The approach our foundation partners use to reach students has put our industry on the leading edge of higher education learning trends. Integrated learning among various departments and schools, learning by doing, and positive community relations have all been part of successful PCI Foundation programs, in architecture, engineering or construction management.”Read More
Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Foundation, Chicago; CP staff
“Our mission is to impact the future of the built environment while promoting the use of precast concrete. We are partnering with bright young minds to push the boundaries of precast design and construction to do what has never been done before,” says PCI Foundation Executive Director Marty McIntyre, outlining 2019-2020 initiatives.Read More
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Foundation kicked off its first national barbecue competition and fundraiser with more than 2,800 participants taking part in 13 events sponsored by eight companies. The program raised $52,374 for the PCI Foundation to sponsor precast education programs in schools of architecture, engineering and construction management.
Eric Carleton, P.E., vice president of Technical Services for the National Precast Concrete Association, has received the Frank J. Heger Memorial Award from ASTM Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe. The Heger Award recognizes distinguished services and dedication to Committee C13, whose portfolio of standards play an important role in concrete pipe testing, engineering and specification.
The PCI Foundation serves as a not-for-profit organization to foster improvement of the quality and sustainability of the built environment. Programs work in conjunction with Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute content to create a liaison between the precast industry and education. PCIF has sponsored programs in schools of architecture, engineering and construction management since 2007. Executive Director Marty McIntyre recently announced plans for the new year.