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

Innovations E-Newsletter

January, 2010 : Vol 2, Issue 1

PCINE offers Lunch and Learn Programs that Earn AIA HSW or PDH Credits

PCINE offers Lunch and Learn Programs that Earn AIA HSW or PDH Credits

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast (PCINE) is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems, and also a registered provider or Professional Development Hours.  We have created a comprehensive professional education program that includes both on-site and on-line learning environments that bring together resources and learning opportunities from a variety of industry sources. Our extensive, complimentary course offering includes opportunities to earn valuable AIA Learning Credits or Professional Development Hours. Watch for our new series of convenient and informational Webinars in 2010.


Design Resources are only a Click Away

Design Resources are only a Click Away

Are you working on a project and need a guide specification or design details? 

Visit PCINE’s extensive on-line Resource library, and you'll have access to a wide range of precast design tools and helpful technical information from Bridge Design Guidelines, Specifications, Parking Manuals, and so much more - all directly from your desktop. Bookmark and visit us often as we continually enhance our offering with the latest tools to make your job quicker and easier.


PCINE Bridge Technical Committee News

NEXT D Standards Just Complete

Northeast Extreme Tee standards for full depth applications NEXT D have just been completed. The new deck beam standard will not require a field cast deck and will use mechanical connectors. Details and Span charts have been developed including light weight concrete charts. The bridge will require a wearing course.


Hollowcore FAQ Corner

 Q: Do I need topping when specifying “carpet ready” for Hollowcore slab systems?

A: Yes, as a minimum a ½ inch gypsum topping should be considered. Hollowcore is a prestressed product and will have camber (upward deflection). Cement based toppings can also be specified. For composite structural toppings a minimum thickness at midspan should be 2 inches and for non-structural toppings the minimum should be ½ inch. A good reference is PCI’s Manual for Hollowcore Slabs Design 2nd Edition. To learn more about specifying Hollowcore, sign-up for a free Lunch and Learn on High Performance Housing applications.


You Are Invited to the Third International fib Congress

You Are Invited to the Third International fib Congress

The fib Congress is the most prestigious international event of the concrete field, and PCI is proud to serve as this year’s host. The theme, “Think Globally, Build Locally,” is an essential tenet of sustainable design and construction, which represents the next stage in the evolution of design. We cordially invite you to join us in Washington, DC for this important, educational “can’t miss” event.


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