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Resilience the Missing Link in Sustainable Design
Friday, February 17, 2012
PCINE Executive Director Rita Seraderian to speak Friday, February 17th at the The Capital District’s Celebration of National Engineers Week 2012, sponsored by the New York Society of Professional Engineers, Inc. Her seminar topic will be on “Resilience the Missing Link in Sustainable Design”.
The Capital District’s Celebration of National Engineers Week 2012 Seminar – Friday, February 17th
This session will explain an approach for integrating functional resilient concepts into sustainable design for true high-performance buildings. The benefits of reduced maintenance and damage from disasters enhance sustainability by minimizing the amount of energy and materials required for repair, removal, disposal and replacement.
Time: 9:30am—10:30am, Salon E.
Registration is required. Register online at www.capitaldistricteweek.org
PCI 2012 Design Awards Open for Entries / May 21st Submission Deadline
The 2012 PCI Design Awards program recognizes design excellence and construction quality using precast concrete. Be a part of the search for excellence and submit your project. Visit the Design Awards website for complete information including this year’s categories and submission guidelines.
All winning projects will be showcased at the PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference and be included in a summary article that appears in the PCI Journal, Aspire and Ascent magazines. Together, these publications reach over 65,000 industry stakeholders. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your project!
Entries are accepted in two primary categories: buildings and transportation structures. There are also Special Awards categories: the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, the All-Precast Solution Award, and the Sustainable Design Award.
Entry cost: FREE
Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, a structure must meet the following requirements:
PCI Proud Sponsor of the SEI Structures Congress
March 29-31, Chicago IL
The premier event for structural engineers will be held at the Fairmont Chicago at Millennium Park in Chicago and includes a full track of sessions organized by PCI.
For more information on the Structures Congress, Click More Below.
Third Edition of PCI Bridge Design Manual Release
The third edition of the popular PCI Bridge Design Manual is now available to order from the PCI Bookstore. The manual has been updated to conform to the fifth edition of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, including the 2011 Interim Revisions. There are 11 new design examples that provide solutions using various precast, prestressed concrete bridge beams and products. The examples illustrate all of the various new alternate code provisions including prestress losses, shear design, and transformed sections.
The manual is available both in print and in electronic book versions. The e-book runs on multiple platforms including both Apple and Windows. The e-book version is furnished with all orders and is a fully searchable and linked document. A web-based authentication system requires registration of the document and provides for electronic notices of updates and free delivery of subsequent releases of material in the third edition.
A substantial discount will be available for registered holders of the second edition. Webinars will be available to help orient new users of the third edition. If you have any questions, or if you are a current manual owner and want to make sure your manual is registered, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new manual is a must-have for all design and load-rating engineers, owner agencies, contractors, specifiers, precasters and suppliers.
List price (non-members): $490.00
PCI Seeks 2012 -13 Precast Research Fellows / Proposals Due Feb 20th
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has announced that several $20,000 awards for the 2012-2013 academic year will be offered under the Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship program. These fellowships are intended primarily for support of candidates for master’s degree level research related to precast/prestressed concrete, though Ph.D. candidates will also be considered.
Research proposals are due at PCI headquarters no later than February 20, 2012. The PCI Research and Development Council will meet in late March 2012 to decide on the awards. The RFP includes a list of current PCI research needs, including, but not limited to the following:
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.
Nominations Sought for PCI Sid Freedman Craftsmanship Awards / March 16 Deadline
The Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Awards program recognizes PCI certified plants for excellence in manufacturing and craftsmanship of architectural precast (A1 or CA) and glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) structures and individual components. Any kind, size, or type of structure and/or element may be entered.
The Craftsmanship Awards program focuses on issues such as forming, overcoming obstacles to production, finishing and quality of individual architectural precast/prestressed units and GFRC rather than architectural design. The deadline for all entries is March 16, 2012. Contact Sid Freedman at email@example.com with any questions.
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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