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Liquid Wall Deemed Winner at AIA NY

Liquid Wall

Coreslab helped produced the innovative curtain-wall unit conceived by Peter Arbour of RFR Consulting Engineers. The award winning wall is easy to build, economical and the design is open to the imagination. Using Ductal® fiber reinforced concrete the units are light with windows and radiant heating cassette panels installed directly into the concrete frame. Architects will be anxious to use their creative design abilities with this new product.

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Warwick Intermodal Station Parking Garage, Warwick, RI

More than just a parking garage... a Plan for the Future.


Interlink located in Warwick, RI is a transportation hub which includes a 6-level multifunctional parking garage that offers one place for travelers to access planes, trains, busses and automobiles. The structure is sustainable, low-maintenance, and energy efficient with it’s lighting (motion sensors, photo cells and time switches), elevators and water conserving restrooms. Commuter trains run conveniently through the ground floor of the parking structure.

•  3,200 total parking spaces including 1,800 car rental parking spaces; 800 Commuter parking spaces; “Kiss and Ride” short-term parking for commuter pick-up and drop off
•  Bus access for Rhode Island Transportation Authority.

3,390 precast concrete pieces — manufactured, delivered and erected by Blakeslee Prestress, Inc.
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Phillipston Bridge, Phillipston, MA

Fast, Faster... Wicked Fast--Accelerated Bridge Construction


MassDOT has completed their first Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) project. The Phillipston Bridge was started in May and finished November 1, 2010. The new bridge was built next to the existing bridge and when ready the existing bridge was demolished and the new one simply slid into place. The road was only closed for 202 hours total. Precast concrete abutment caps and approach slabs were produced by J. P. Carrarra & Sons, Inc., Middlebury, VT. The project was so successful MassDOT has several more ready to go.
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Free PCI Webinar

Precast Concrete - Providing Aesthetic Versatility in Color, Form, and Texture

November 30, 2010

In today’s world of design, projects need to able to stand out or sometimes blend in, as well as everything in between. Exterior building facades must be sustainable, durable, energy efficient, and yet versatile enough to allow designers to meet their aesthetic requirements and desires. This webinar will discuss how precast concrete’s aesthetic versatility can help you achieve your design goals, from combination finishes to veneers of natural materials to self-cleaning facades. The newest innovations in precast concrete aesthetics will also be presented.
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Basic Prestressed Concrete Design Short Course held at Tufts University Medford, MA

November 29 and December 1, 6 and 8, 2010

Tufts University and The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast (PCINE) will offer a short course on Basic Prestressed Concrete Design.  Course and registration information available on-line.

Space is limited so please register early.
Continuing Education Credit: Attendees will earn 7.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) or 7.5 HSW-Learning Unites (LU).
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Free education session December 1 hosted by Dormitory Authority of the State of New York at 515 Broadway, Albany, NY.

Please reserve your seat by registering with PCI Northeast at

Also offered as a webcast:

Location and Date:
DASNY, 515 Broadway, 6th floor Boardroom; Albany, NY
December 1, 2010

Sustainable Design Using Precast Prestressed Concrete
(11:00 a.m. - Noon)

Precast Housing Applications
(12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
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Executive Director: Rita Seraderian | | © 2010 PCI Northeast

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