Dominion Energy Brayton Point Power Station, Somerset, MA
Brayton Point is the largest fossil-fueled generating facility in New England, consisting of four generating units that produce
enough electricity to power about 1.5 million homes, using low-sulfur coal, natural gas and fuel oil as its fuel.
Construction is under way on two massive 500-foot cooling towers at the Dominion Energy Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset,
MA. Each tower stands on top of precast concrete piles that were specially designed, produced and installed by Vynorius Prestress
Inc. Unistress is providing the first 30 feet of the 500 foot towers consisting of 88 precast columns and 88 lintel beams for the
two new closed loop cooling towers, as well as interior A-Frames and flumes.
St. Vincent’s Medical Center Parking Garage Built in 4 Months, Bridgeport, CT
St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT underwent both 125,000 sq. ft. of renovation and 125,000 sq. ft. of
expansion to meet the community’s needs. Space in the urban area was limited and the only place to expand was into
the existing parking lot.
When space is limited, build up not out.
The parking lot was replaced with a seven level parking structure adding 614 spaces to meet the demand of the medical
center expansion. The exterior of the structure used a white thin brick which architecturally blends with the existing
building and the new addition.
The advantages of using precast concrete for parking garages includes: time, space and variety. There are a wide variety
of facades available, the construction area doesn’t need to be much larger then the foot print of the building and
the time to build in this case was only 4 months.
WINTER CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Precast Concrete Structural Design Seminar
April 12, 2011 - New York, NY
April 28, 2011 - Boston
The PCI Structural Design Seminar is an advanced course for those who have designed with precast/prestressed concrete
in the past. This course will guide the attendee through the design of a 3-story, integrated precast office building
with the PCI Design Handbook (7th Edition) as a reference. Attendees will run calculations, review erection drawings
and learn how collaborations with the producer of structural concrete products can streamline the relay of technical
information to the production floor to ensure a final product that strictly adheres to specification and design.
SEMINAR FEES: $295 - This fee includes a copy of the PCI Design Handbook 7th Edition to use as a reference for years
to come, a CD of the handbook, seminar notes, breaks and lunch. Participants who are not already PCI members will also
receive a FREE one-year individual PCI membership. $225 - includes all of the materials above EXCEPT the PCI Design
Handbook text. You will receive a CD-only of the handbook. (Bring your laptop to class to facilitate your learning
Free PCI Webinar
PCI Designing with the 7th Edition PCI Design Handbook: An Introduction Webinar
March 15, 2011 at 12:00 EST
This webinar is excerpted from the in-person PCI Structural Design Seminar and will introduce attendees to the design
process using the new 7th edition of the PCI Design Handbook which was published in May 2010.
PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is only offered once, March 15, 2011 at 12:00 EST.
PCI Intl. Green Construction Code Webinars
March 29 & 31
The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is coming in March 2012. The IgCC will fundamentally alter the
discussion of sustainability in the United States. Where the US Green Building Council’s LEED requirements
focus on the sources and means of construction, IgCC will zero in on predicting and measuring building performance.
IgCC’s focus on energy efficiency, 60 year building life, and maintainability all play to precast
concrete’s strengths. You need to learn about this revolutionary new code.
PCI will offer a webinar for architects and engineers to learn about the IgCC on March 29 and March 31 (two seminars
each day, covering lunchtime in all four national time zones)
See the PCI Website for registration and times. Architects will be very interested in this webinar, as many are
unaware that this code is coming. This is the perfect opportunity to set up a Lunch & Learn in a target
architect’s office and establish a contact without having to deliver a presentation.
2011 PCI Design Awards Competition is
PCI is proud to continue the search for excellence in precast/prestressed concrete structures with the 49th Annual PCI Design Awards.
The purpose of the Design Awards program is to recognize design excellence and construction quality using precast concrete for buildings
Submission deadline: May 23, 2011
Winners announced: July 2011
ENTRY COST: Free
LEARN MORE OR MAKE A SUBMISSION: Visit http://www.pcidesignawards.org/2011Intro/
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ASBI 2011 Seminar on Construction Practices for Segmental Concrete Bridges
April 26-27, 2011 Hyatt Harborside Hotel; Harborside Drive, Boston, MA
The American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI) will be holding its 2011 Seminar on Construction Practices for Segmental
Concrete Bridges in Boston.
FHWA and State DOT Engineers Complimentary
ASBI Members On or before April 1, 2011 $400 (AFTER April 1, $500)
Non-Members On or before April 1, 2011 $500 (AFTER April 1, $600)