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PCI - Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast Covering New England & New York

Innovations E-Newsletter

September, 2009 : Vol 1, Issue 1

Melrose V – Precast Concrete Project earns LEED Platinum and PCI Design Award for Sustainability

Melrose V – Precast Concrete Project earns LEED Platinum and PCI Design Award for Sustainability

The Melrose Commons V project, located in South Bronx, NY, is a LEED Platinum certified development and winner of the 2009 Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) Award for Best Sustainable Project. It is the first total precast, affordable housing development in New York State to receive a Platinum rating in LEED for Homes. This five-story, 71,640 square foot affordable housing development, constructed with a total precast concrete building system, includes 63 units, ranging from 620 square-foot one-bedrooms to 1,355-square-foot three-bedrooms. Its green features include rooftop wind turbines, a basement co-generation system, recycled construction products and 100% ENERGY STAR appliances.

 

First NEXT Beam Bridge Project Awarded in York Maine

First NEXT Beam Bridge Project Awarded in York Maine

York, ME - The first Northeast Extreme Tee Beam (NEXT) has been awarded in Maine. The project in York ME is a seven span structure over the York River. It will involve the fabrication of 28 NEXT beams varying in length from 55' to 80'. The NEXT beam was developed by the PCI Northeast Bridge Technical Committee. Learn more about this NEXT beam project. Schedule PCINE's new lunch & learn on Accelerated Bridge Construction using NEXT Beam.

 

NEW Lunch and Learn on Sustainable Design using Precast Concrete

Sustainable Design using Precast Prestressed Concrete has just been approved for SD credit from AIA. Learning objectives included understanding how precast as a building material can contribute to sustainable structures. Explain LEED points as it relates to precast concrete and describe how precast can be incorporated into sustainable design strategies to achieve those LEED credits.
Length - 1.0 Hour Credits - AIA SD HSW 1.0 LU PDH - 1.0

Precast Topics:
Total Precast System Overview
Architectural and Structural Considerations
LEED points related to Precast Concrete Systems
Precast Concrete Sustainable Attributes

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