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Implementing Disaster Resilient Construction in Your Community
Join us for an informative one-day workshop to integrate resilience planning into your essential services and infrastructure needs.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified the need for robustness, resourcefulness, and recovery as the key elements of resilience. Many of the criteria for enhanced resilience are documented in standards, FEMA documents, and voluntary programs such as the Institute of Business and Home Safety FORTIFIED program.
Who Should Attend: Intended for community leaders, builders, contractors, architects, engineers, planners, and risk managers.
Continuing Education: Registered with the AIA-CES and GBCI for 6 CE Professional Development hours.
Lunch is provided.
Only $95 for six credit hours.
Registration: 7:30 am
Registration and Travel Information: Jessica Walgenbach
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.
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:
2012 Concrete Bridge Awards Competition
Extended Deadlinge - March 30, 2012
The Portland Cement Association is pleased to announce the 2012 Concrete Bridge Awards Competition. This is the 13th biennial competition, recognizing excellence in design and construction of concrete bridges. This year’s competition is co-sponsored by Roads & Bridges magazine.
As a past entrant, we would encourage you to participate in this year’s competition. All types of bridges—highway, railway, transit, and pedestrian—in which the basic structural system is concrete are eligible. Entries are encouraged for cast-in-place or precast concrete bridges (or combinations) with short, medium, or long spans. Newly constructed, rehabilitated, or widened structures qualify for the competition. Eligible bridges must have been essentially completed between September 2009 and September 2011. Entries were due February 29, 2012. We have extended this deadline to March 30, 2012. See the enclosed Call for Entries for more details.
You may also visit PCA’s website at www.cement.org/bridges to submit an online entry or to download the entry form for a hard copy submission.
Report: Green Buildings More Resilient, Durable
Green buildings could weather storms with more resilience than traditional ones, according to a report from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. The report provides strategies that could make green buildings more durable and "explore[s] how climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts at all scales interact synergistically, with focus on how green building professionals can approach adaptation in the built environment."
Inside-ERP experts have new research on the state of the ERP market today. Read this brief to understand the ERP market and how it affects your business. Whether you're considering a new solution or just want to see what's changed, our brief has you covered.
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 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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