The Cross Street Bridge
The Cross Street Bridge Project in the town of Middlebury, Vt., was both a co-winner in the bridges with main span more than
150 feet category and a winner of the Harry H. Edwards Award for Industry Advancement in the 2011 PCI Design Awards. This two-lane,
three-span bridge boasts a 240-foot center span, the longest simple span precast, post-tensioned spliced concrete girder bridge
in the U.S. The main span is anchored by a pair of 120-foot-long adjacent box beam spans. The center span includes five modified
New England Bulb Tee Girder lines, each consisting of three individual segments, 64 feet, 108 feet, and 64 feet respectively. The
precaster was required to produce a 10,000 PSI self-consolidating concrete mix to meet the design demands on the large girders.
Girder segments were erected using a single Manitowoc crane with 160 feet of boom capable of hoisting the 93 ton segments into
place. The approach spans each feature 10 adjacent box beams cast using 8,000 PSI self-consolidating concrete. Use of a design-build
project delivery system, first such use on a major transportation project within the state, greatly accelerated completion. Engineers
is Vanasse Hangen Brustin Inc., North Ferrisburgh, Vt. Precaster is J.P. Carrara & Sons Inc., Middlebury, Vt.
Changing Parking Lots To Parks Without Losing Spaces
Stimulating economic growth sometimes takes a discerning eye to see potential. In this case the Wonderland Station in Revere,
MA has that potential. The city of Revere and developer Eurovest recognize the potential of this ocean view community and the
existing convenience of buses and trains. The Wonderland Station is the center of 8.8 acre Waterfront Square development uniting
it with outlying areas and bringing with it access to homes, business, entertainment, parks and beaches.
Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. of Branford CT has already cast the 1,100 precast concrete elements and the erection process has
begun. This process is expected to proceed quickly and is scheduled to be completed by September 2011. Once the garage is
ready the existing parking lots can be repurposed and commuters will not suffer from lack of available parking during the
redevelopment of the ocean-side community.
SUMMER CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Precast Concrete: Helping You Build Sustainably on Campus
Presenters: Joseph Lord, Executive Director, Florida Prestressed Concrete Association
Many universities are choosing to build with precast concrete. Precast is a popular choice for a wide variety of structures on campus,
from stadiums and parking structures to dorms and classroom buildings. In addition to its aesthetic versatility, ability to meet
challenging timelines, and assistance in staying on budget, precast can also help meet sustainable goals. This presentation will
discuss sustainable design for higher education with a focus on precast concrete.
The session will discuss the various types of precast materials and how to specify them appropriately on a project. Additionally, the
presentation will address the factors that influence material choices on university projects. Case studies will be used to highlight
FEATURED LUNCH & LEARN PRESENTATION
High Performance Precast Student Housing Applications
The high-performance concrete housing project requires an understanding of the performance of both the structural support system, and the
precast concrete floor system, as well as the interaction of both. This ”Lunch & Learn” presentation helps the specifier
understand precast building systems using hollowcore plank. Topics being presented include: Fabrication and installation procedures, proper
detailing requirements, building envelope considerations, fire resistance, blast resistance, acoustical benefits and sustainability considerations.
PCINE provides several PCI publications for the office library and presentations conducted at noon-time include a complimentary lunch.
Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA 1.0 HSW LU | PDH: 1.0
International Concrete Sustainability Conference
Boston, August 9-11
PCI is an organizational partner for the 2011 International Concrete Sustainability Conference in Boston. Additionally,
PCI Director of Quality Programs Dean Frank will present at the event.
The International Concrete Sustainability Conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical
knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction. This year’s conference
is being held in conjunction with the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub 2011 Industry Day on August 11.
For information on the event or to register, visit http://www.sustainabilityconf.org/.
Please use the following code when registering: CSC11PPCI.
PCI Structural Design Seminar
October 5, 2011 - Albany, N.Y.
The PCI Structural Design Seminar is a course for both engineers who have designed with precast/prestressed concrete in the past, as well
as those who have not. This course will guide attendees through a quick preliminary design of a three-story, integrated precast office building
using the PCI Design Handbook, 7th edition, as a reference.
Continuing Education Credits - Attendees will earn 7.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) or 7.5 HSW-Learning Units (LU). A certificate
will be provided at the conclusion of the seminar and attendance data will be submitted to the National Council of Examiners of Engineers
and Surveyors, for which PCI is a Registered Continuing Education Provider. Attendance data will be submitted to AIA for any AIA member.
Seminar Benefits - Attendees will receive a copy of the PCI Design Handbook, 7th edition or a CD-only copy of the handbook
(depending on registration type), a seminar notebook and additional materials. Registration includes a morning break, lunch and an
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 experience if you choose this discounted registration type).
TO REGISTER – select the More Link below.
(A credit card is required for online registration)
Location and Time:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AGC NYS LLC
10 Airline Drive, Suite 203
Albany, N.Y. 12205
This seminar is limited to 30 attendees.
Co-sponsored by ASCE-SEI
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All courses offered through this system satisfy the continuing education requirements of engineers in all 50 states! As an AIA provider, PCI is able to
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