A Sustainable Future

By Josephine Patterson A visit with 2024 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chair Jim Fabinski With 30 years of experience in the precast concrete industry, Jim Fabinksi, vice president and general manager of EnCon United, brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to his leadership role as Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute chair. In fact, he has been involved with the institute for two…

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EnCon Colorado’s Fabinski chairs Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named EnCon Colorado Vice President and General Manager Jim Fabinski as 2024 chair. Joining him on the officer and director slate elected during the PCI annual convention were Tindall Corp. President Cheryl Lang, secretary/treasurer and board members Corey Greika of Coreslab (INDIANAPOLIS); Chris Rogers of Metromont Corp.; Alan…

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PCI honors 10 new Titans of the Industry 

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named 10 PCI Titans of the Industry for their exceptional and unique contributions to advancing the organization and members’ role in building and infrastructure construction: PCI named 50 charter Titans of the Industry in 2004 as part of observances of the organization’s 50th anniversary, and added eight Titans…

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Organizations – December 2023

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Jacques Cattan as managing director, Quality Programs. He will oversee certification activities for plants, erectors and personnel, and succeeds Mike Kesselmayer, retiring at year end. Prior to PCI, Cattan was design-build director at Chicago-based F.H. Paschen, a major general contractor, construction manager, and design-build services provider. He was responsible for design management, virtual design,…

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Registration opens for The Precast Show 2024, participation indicators solid 

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind. Management has opened registration for The Precast Show 2024, February 8-10 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The event marks North America’s largest precast-specific gathering, bringing under one roof key equipment or machinery manufacturers, accessory or material suppliers, plus information technology and other service providers. With more than 85,000 square feet of exhibit…

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Organizations – October 2023

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named Darryl Dixon, director, Energy Codes and Standards. Based in Tampa, Fla. and reporting to NRMCA Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Codes Shamim Rashid-Sumar, he will work with national energy codes and standards organizations plus industry associations to advocate, promote and maintain provisions favorable to the concrete industry at the national, state and…

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Knife River Prestress assists PCI Big Beam top gun Oregon State

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff A three-member Oregon State University team took the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute 2023 Engineering Design Competition. Also known as Big Beam, it challenges college or university engineering students to design, build and test a 20-ft. precast, prestressed beam. Teams progress with oversight from a faculty advisor and local or regional PCI producer member—Knife River…

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Organizations – August 2023

The PCI Foundation Board has appointed Ray Clark as successor to outgoing Executive Director Marty McIntyre, effective mid-September. He will arrive after tours as Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Georgia/Carolinas Chapter executive director and US Formliner president. Clark is tasked with strengthening connections between industry partners and educational institutions, while providing transformative experiences for higher education students across the country. The latter…

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Producers prepare to roll out welcome mats for PCI Precast Days

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute members will spotlight their corner of construction during 2023 PCI Precast Days, opening their operations to neighbors, students, and local officials. The October 9-20 event will enjoy an impressive stage: PCI’s 154 producer members reported more than $7 billion in sales from 258 Institute-certified plants specializing in architectural or structural…

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Organizations – May 2023

The Concrete Industry Board of New York has elected AECOM Tishman Senior Vice President, Civil and Structural Engineering Maggie Kwan to a two-year term as president, succeeding Benjamin Pimentel. She will advance CIB’s mission, support its members and grow the organization’s presence within the industry. In her AECOM Tishman capacity, she is involved in the construction of every tower project…

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