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Rochester Memorial Elementary School
Rochester, MA

22 Classrooms Added in Three Weeks

Rochester Memorial Elementary School

The Rochester Elementary School addition is a project that will add just under 35,000 sq.ft. to the existing school and 22 classrooms in just 10 months. The entire addition was enclosed in 3 weeks allowing interior trades sufficient time to complete the project by schools start in fall of 2011. The school will also qualify for Massachusetts - Collaborative for High Performance Schools (MA-CHPS) making it a healthy, and safe place for children to learn.
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Veterans Memorial Bridge
South Portland, ME

This Precast Concrete Bridge Is A Memorial, Gateway and Traffic Solution

Veterans Memorial Bridge

Work has started on Veterans Memorial Bridge replacement in Maine. The new bridge, will be a 1,600 foot long twin box design that replaces the existing deteriorating bridge built in 1954. It will to be a proud tribute to all armed forces and a spectacular gateway to the city of Portland. The new wider bridge will ease traffic flow and include a 12-foot bicycle/pedestrian path separated from the traffic, making it safe for all forms of transportation for the next 100 years.
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Announcing PCINE's Annual Meeting


October 14 and 15, 2010
Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA

Business Meeting will be held on October 14, 2010 and Golf Outing on October 15, 2010.

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PCI Northeast will host a session at BuildBoston this year

The session is Friday November 19, 2010 from 8:30 - 10:00 AM

Ths session name is “Sustainability through Durability, Adaptability and Deconstructibility”. The longer a building remains in service the smaller the environmental impact is per year of service by incorporating strategies for durability, adaptability and deconstructablilty in the design phase of a project. All buildings eventually will be replaced therefore Design for Deconstruction (DfD) may be one of the most important green design strategies for achieving material sustainability. Precast Concrete is one of the few material systems that can meet this demand. Through a series of case examples we will discuss how precast can easily adapt to future changes. We will discuss connection technologies and strategies for adaptability and outline the requirements for high performance building design with precast concrete.


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Quality Assurance – You Lifeline to a Better Project (August 19)


All projects are designed to meet some form of specifications. Since it is impossible for an architect or engineer to observe or inspect all the materials, components, and construction, it is vital that other procedures be in place to provide assurance that the project is build as expected. This course will address certification programs and their essential elements.
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PCINE Offers Firms “Personalized” Webinars

PCINE can assist your firm in developing a webinar specific to your industry needs. From design and construction to sustainability and more, PCINE has the tools and expertise to make it happen. To discuss your specific webinar requirements or for more information on this program, contact Rita Seraderian.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which quality control manual should be specified in the specifications for my project?

A. PCI Certification provides a system of categories. This system ensures that producers are qualified to produce the products that you are specifying. Precast concrete plants can be certified in as many as four product groups:
Group A—Architectural Products;
Group B and BA—Bridge Products;
Group C and CA—Commercial (Structural) Products; and
Group G—Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) Products

For structural precast prestressed products in Group C, Quality Control for Plants and Production of Structural Precast Concrete Products MNL-116 will govern. 

For architectural precast concrete products in Group A, Quality Control for Plants and Production of Architectural Precast Concrete Product MNL-117 will govern.

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