Logan-ConRAC Parking Garage, East Boston, MA
First use of terra cotta in load bearing precast concrete walls.
Construction of the new Logan-ConRAC parking garage in East Boston, MA has started. The facility
features a precast concrete structural system consisting of double tees for the roof system and
load-bearing architectural precast concrete walls. An added aesthetic benefit and a first of its
kind, is the use of terra cotta inlay in the load-bearing architectural precast concrete walls.
The parking garage consists of three levels with 889,354 sq.ft. of supported structural area.
Blakeslee Prestress Inc. of Branford CT, worked closely with Parsons Brinkerhoff (architect/engineer)
in casting the terra cotta inlaid precast wall panels. Blakeslee has started casting the 2,215 precast
concrete pieces for the project which includes an aggressive schedule for erection to be completed in
December of 2012.
The garage will consolidate car rentals for the Logan Airport with commercial parking, taxis and busses
into one convenient area. The first phase will include 5,000 parking spaces with a plan to accommodate
9,000, if needed, in the future.
ASCE Lower Hudson Valley Branch - Sustainable Design Using Precast Prestressed Concrete
October 23, 2012
Presented By: Rita L. Seraderian, P .E. FPCI, LEED AP
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast; Belmont, MA
Topic: Sustainable Design Using Precast Prestressed Concrete
Location: Yonkers Public Library
1 Larkin Center Yonkers, New York 10701
Time: 6:00 PM-Networking 6:30 PM-Program
Cost: Members: $5.00; Non-Members - $15.00 PDH: (1) PDH Unit
For reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call Tel:(646)252-3345
NYSSPE 2012 Fall Professional Development Conference - The Modern Parking Structures and it's Role in Sustainable Design
November 8, 2012
By: Rita L. Seraderian, PE, FPCI, LEED AP, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast
Topic:The Modern Parking Structures and it's Role in Sustainable Design
Location: NYSSPE 2012 Fall Professional Development Conference
The Gideon Putnam, 24 Gideon Putnam Rd., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Credit: 1 PDH
Registration and Conference Information
Accelerated Bridge Guide Details for Substructures Just Released
The PCI Northeast Bridge Technical Committee has just completed a series of guideline drawings, which represent the
design, and detailing of precast concrete substructures. These sheets provide an example of different substructure
types for the use of Accelerated Bridge Construction in the Northeast.
The details are available for download HERE.
FEATURED LEARN AT LUNCH PRESENTATION
High Performance Architectural Precast Wall Systems
High Performance Architectural Precast Concrete wall systems have gained incredible recognition from sustainability
practitioners who herald its durability, energy efficiency, mold/mildew resistance, use of recycled materials,
construction waste, and improved construction IAQ. Due to this recognition, these wall systems are being specified
in K-12 school construction, condominiums, hospitals, university dormitories, science buildings, office complexes,
and many other LEED-certified projects throughout the U.S. Topics that are covered in this workshop include:
appearance options; sandwich-wall design; thermal performance; material R-values and assembly R-values; moisture
management; and LEED credits to which precast concrete can contribute.
Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0
Updated Fire Publication Now Available on PCI's e-Publication Site
PCI/ICC's Design for Fire Resistance of Precast Prestressed Concrete, Third Edition (MNL 124-11) is available as an electronic publication at
This manual has been used by designers for almost 30 years, and much of it has been reproduced or referenced in
the model building codes and the International Building Code. Since the second printing in 1989, much has been
experienced and learned, resulting in the need for updating the manual to its current status. Several parts
have been rewritten to clarify the text and some new material has been added, but nothing has been changed that
would affect the character of the manual.
This manual is the first PCI publication to be cobranded with the International Code Council (ICC). In addition, it has been issued an evaluation report (ESR-1997) through the ICC Evaluation Service.
Click here to read the ICC-ES evaluation report.
PCI e-publications can be purchased at www.pci.org/epubs.
Seismic Design of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Structures, Second Issue
This new manual assists in the design of precast concrete structures using the seismic design provisions of the 2006
edition of the International Building Code. These provisions are discussed in detail and illustrated with
examples of typical building and parking structures located in regions of low-, moderate-, and high-seismic hazard.
PCI Offers Designer’s Notebook on “Tolerances”
PCI has recently published a Designer’s Notebook on envelope tolerances for architectural precast concrete. The Designer’s Notebook
explains the three groups of tolerances established for architectural precast concrete: product tolerances, erection tolerances, and interfacing
tolerances. The Designerâ€™s Notebook is registered for 1 LU/PDH of CE credit. Take a look.
Focus on Design-Build. The summer issue of PCI’s Ascent magazine focuses on Design-Build projects, highlighting the ability of precast concrete to safisfy the structural, aesthetic, and parking demands of
that market. Articles featured in this latest edition include:
- Parking Structures (Wickford Junction-Blakeslee Prestress Inc.)
- Medical Campus Facility
- High-Tech Infomation Center
- Retail Devolopment
Washington D.C. architect James Kessler (HOK) is profiled for his long history of innovative work on correctional projects.
The Designer’s Notebook for this issue focuses on the precaster’s role in providing design assist to architects and engineers.
PCI is proud to offer the first education management system dedicated to the precast concrete and precast structures industries, the PCI elearning Center.
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
offer architects approved Learning Units to satisfy their continuing education requirements. Be sure to bookmark us and visit often as we populate this
interface with more and more free, easy-to-access, always-available coursework.
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