PCI Sponsored Design StudiosA key focus of the PCI Foundation is to facilitate the inclusion of precast concrete s ystems and technologies in college and university curricula. Sponsorship of precast design studios is helping to meet this initiative, and studios have been sponsored at several universities across the U.S.
Students from the Rhode Island School of Design, a PCI Foundation studio, recently took a “cradle-to-grave” tour of the design capabilities of architectural precast concrete during a tour of several Boston projects. The program was coordinated by Coreslab Structures Inc. in Thomaston, Conn. and PCINE.
Approximately 50 students from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I., recently visited Blakeslee Prestress in Branford, Conn., to see how a precast concrete manufacturing plant operates and to learn the basics of prestressed precast concrete design.