First Total Precast SUNY Dormitory, Albany, NY
The State University of New York (SUNY) – Albany is constructing a new $60 million, all precast concrete, 500 bed apartment-style
dormitory on the southeast portion of the Uptown campus, named “Liberty Terrace”. Oldcastle Precast, Inc – Building
Systems Division was awarded the precast concrete elements for the new 180,000 square-foot dormitory complex which consists of two buildings,
each 5 stories tall, with 250 bedrooms in each building.
Oldcastle Precast is responsible for the precast concrete design and engineering of the precast dormitory structure and manufacturing and
installation of the precast concrete elements. Installation of the precast elements began in June and is slated to be complete by September
of 2011. This dormitory project is designed to achieve the LEED Gold Level.
Cambridge Discovery Park Parking Structure, Cambridge, MA
You’ve heard of speed reading…but, have you heard of speed building? Cambridge Discovery Park’s first of two
parking structures located in Cambridge, MA, was a 63-day building record that should have been impossible to complete, but was not. Blakeslee
Prestress, Inc. of Branford CT manufactured and erected the 592 precast concrete elements in record time.
The precast concrete parking structure is five levels, three bay, 196,316 sq.ft. and accommodates 657 vehicles.
In today’s hard economic times when both time and quality are critical, precast concrete delivers unsurpassed excellence, dependably
and when necessary its delivered at record speeds.
SUMMER CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS (Webinars)
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
Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES) Online Seminars Announced
August 16th - 17th, 2011
Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES) is a tried and true technology that is advancing bridge construction to the next
level. To further support the FHWA’s Every Day Counts initiative of PBES implementation, a series of webinar modules have
been scheduled to provide continued awareness for local, regional, and state transportation agencies. These modules will be hosted
online and offered at no cost via the FHWA webinar training platform.
Representatives from the concrete, steel, composites, and construction industries will highlight how their industry efforts and
capabilities support the EDC-PBES deployment for accelerated bridge construction. The training includes project-specific examples
and case studies to highlight the benefits of PBES and accelerated bridge construction.
The target audiences for this training are bridge and construction engineering staff from local, regional, and state transportation
agencies as well as consultants and the contracting industry. The training includes 12 individual topic modules scheduled for the
convenience of audiences in the east, central/mountain, and west coast time zones.
SCHEDULE and REGISTRATION
A total of 4 Sessions (3 modules per Session) will be held over a two-day period.
Registration must be done separately for each Session at the links shown below.
DAY 1 MORNING
SESSION 1 - modules 1 thru 3
August 16, 2011: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Session 1 Registration
DAY 1 AFTERNOON
SESSION 2 - modules 4 thru 6
August 16, 2011: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Session 2 Registration
DAY 2 MORNING
SESSION 3 - modules 7 thru 9
August 17, 2011: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Session 3 Registration
DAY 2 AFTERNOON
SESSION 4 - modules 10 thru 12
August 17, 2011: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Session 4 Registration
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
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.
Co-sponsored by ASCE-SEI
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
TO REGISTER – select the More Link below.
(A credit card is required for online registration)
Location and Time:
Registration:7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AGC NYS LLC
10 Airline Drive, Suite 203
Albany, N.Y. 12205
Space is limited so register early.
PCI Announces 2011 Big Beam Contest Winner
The Student Education Judging Committee recently selected the winners of the Engineering Student Design Award, also
known as the Big Beam Contest. First-place winners from each of the six PCI zones, along with the international entries
considered as zone 7, competed for the overall championship.
PCI’s Student Education Committee (Dr. Richard Miller, Chair) organizes the Big Beam Contest, sponsored by SIKA corp.
The objective is for teams of students to fabricate and test a precast, prestressed concrete beam with the help of local
precast concrete producer members. Prizes are awarded for the most efficient design, highest load capacity, best report,
and other categories.
Fourth place: Norwich University, Northfield, VT (Zone 5)
Faculty advisor: Edwin Schmeckpeper, Ph.D, P.E.
Student team: Daniel Gosselin, E.I.T, Nicola Suren,E.I.T, Logan Bessette, Austin Brochetti, Seth Knihtila
PCI producer: JP Carrera & Sons, Inc., Middlebury, VT (Benjamin Cota)
PCI & Sika Announces 2012 Big Beam Contest/Begins August 15
PCI has announced competition guidelines for the 2011-12 Big Beam Contest. Each student team must work with a PCI Producer Member to build a precast-prestressed concrete beam which is 18 ft. long and tested as a 16 foot span. The beams will be tested and prizes awarded for best performance in the stated areas. Students must discuss both the structural design and the concrete mix design for the beam. Note: The loading pattern is changed for 2011-12.
The contest begins August 15, 2011 and ends June 15, 2012. All beams must be fabricated and tested within this time frame. Results are due by June 15, 2012 at PCI Headquarters.
Thanks to Sika for sponsoring the PCI Big Beam Contest.
PCI 2011 57th Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference Oct 22-26
Salt Lake City, UTAH
Early Bird Registration Ends September 9th
PCI HAS OPENED ADDITIONAL ROOMS FOR THE CONVENTION. RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW!
PCI has opened registration for the 57th Annual PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference. Held this year in Salt Lake City, Utah, the convention will run from October 22-26, with committee and council meetings occurring on October 20-21. This yearâ€™s theme of Shape Your Future captures the need to redefine our industry for a changed business and construction landscape that will likely emerge from the recession.
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