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Presenter: Dr. Sergio F. Brena, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dates and Time: March 4th - April 8th (7:00pm – 8:30pm EST)

Description: The first course, which is six sessions long, explains the basic concepts and methods of prestressed concrete design. Attendees will work through the design of a simple prestressed concrete rectangular beam of a building. Both straight strand and harped-strand design will be covered in the example, exposing participants to realistic design conditions.

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PCINE Speaks at The Capital District’s Celebration of National Engineers Week 2015

PCINE Speaks at NESMEA Annual Conference

February 26-27, 2015
Albany Marriott, Wolf Rd.
Albany, NY

Presenter: Rita Seraderian, PE, FPCI, LEED AP (PCINE)
Date and Time: Feb. 26, Thursday, 11:00am
Title: Developing Precast Guidelines for Accelerated Bridge Construction

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PBES for Local Systems – Iowa’s Perspective, Experience, and Research

Presenters: Ahmad Abu-Hawash P.E., Chief Structural Engineer, Iowa DOT, Vanessa Goetz P.E., Secondary Road Research Engineer, Iowa DOT, Brent Phares Ph.D., P.E., Researcher, Iowa State University & ABC-UTC

Date and Time: Thursday, February 19, 2015 (1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern)

Earn 1-hour Certificate of Attendance

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Featured Projects

Regeneron Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Tarrytown, NY

100 College Street Biomedical Building

The two new laboratory buildings being constructed on Regeneron Pharmaceutical’s north campus in Tarrytown, NewYork, feature a two-phase construction schedule. The first consists of building the steel frame and cladding it with architectural precast concrete panels and curtain wall. Then a second contractor takes over to install the sensitive research and laboratory equipment needed for the employees.

The architectural design, by Perkins+Will, features a variety of setbacks and extensions that add geometric shapes and visual appeal. The buildings, encompassing about 300,000 square feet in all (180,000 and 120,000 square feet apiece), each feature two wings that meet at the middle at an obtuse angle, creating a wedge shape that leads visitors to the entries.

About 56,000 square feet of architectural precast concrete panels were erected, featuring a light sandblast finish and color to simulate a limestone appearance. About 350 panels were erected, with some large panels requiring close attention to handling. “There was plenty of room on the site to stage the panels, as the buildings are in a fairly isolated portion of the campus,� explains John Ruggiero, project manager at John Moriarty & Associates, the general contractor on the project.

The architectural precast concrete components were fabricated by Coreslab Structures (CONN) Inc. in Thomaston, Connecticut.

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Parking Structure Removal of Snow and Ice Alert

RISD Students

Piling snow on the top level of a parking facility can exceed the loading capacity of the structure. Snow should be hauled away or pushed off the deck to reduce the potential for damage or failure. The snow pushed off the deck should be in a fenced dumping zone with signage notify pedestrians of potential falling snow.

Snow plow blades should not come in direct contact with the deck, expansion joints, or joint sealants. Plow blades must be equipped with a well-maintained rubber to minimize impact damage and be kept a minimum of ½ in. above these sensitive materials.

RISD Students

PCI Maintenance Manual for Precast Parking Structures section 2.2 will give additional guidance on snow removal.

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2015 PCI Design Awards

PCI Design Awards

The 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 today.

This year's winning projects will be showcased at the 2016 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference at The Precast Show and will be included in a summary article that appears in the PCI Journal and Aspire and Ascent magazines. Together, these publications reach more than 65,000 industry stakeholders. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your project!

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PCI Bridge Design Manual, 3rd Edition.

PCI is pleased to announce that the PCI Bridge Design Manual, 3rd Edition, 2nd Release is now available for download on the PCI fulfillment site.

Bridge Guideline December 2014

Included in your original purchase and download of the PCI Bridge Design Manual, 3rd edition from the PCI fulfillment site was an electronic notification of updates and FREE delivery of subsequent releases of material in the Third Edition. This delivery will be through a download of the new release on the PCI fulfillment site and notification will be sent to the email address utilized when you initially registered on the PCI fulfillment site.

This 2nd Release will only be provided as an ePublication download.

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Ascent Magazine

Subscribe to PCI's Ascent Magazine (It's FREE!) or if you prefer read it online.

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Precast Hollowcore Floors and Walls for Housing

Lunch & Learn-Hollowcore

In this program, participants will understand the basics of hollowcore plank flooring systems. Hollowcore is a common method of building multi-family and student housing, condominiums, and many other building applications. Fabrication and installation procedures will be discussed, along with proper detailing requirements. Building envelope considerations for energy efficiency, including fire resistance and acoustical benefits, will be reviewed. Several case studies will be presented. After viewing this program, participants will be able to identify the hollowcore plank systems and explain the benefits of using hollowcore plank systems with owners and other designers.

Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

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PCI eLearning

Parking 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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