Expanding Our Reach

 
Tuesday -
July
03,
2018
 

In 2018, the PCI Foundation held its Professors Seminar in conjunction with Washington University in St. Louis. Each year the Foundation offers professors of architecture, engineering and construction management a chance to come together for three days and learn best practices for teaching precast concrete. Some of this year's attendees shared their thoughts on the program. 

Wednesday -
June
13,
2018
 

Architecture students from both graduate and undergraduate students took part in the precast studio that Qingqing Sun was part of at Clemson. She previous had some precast experience while working in China, but had much more in depth understanding of it after she learned about it in partnership with the members of Georgia / Carolinas PCI and Carlos Barrios at Clemson. Now she feels ready to meet even the most challenging questions about precast concrete. 

Wednesday -
June
06,
2018
 

The PCI Foundation hosted its 4th Professors Seminar in conjluction with Washington University in St. Louis May 22 - 24, 2019. Thirty attendees from schools, PCI regions and precast producers spent three days sharing how to best teach precast concrete topics and how to use industry / academic partnerships to create experiential learning opportunities. 

Tuesday -
June
05,
2018
 

Katie Koskey took part in a precast seminar during 2017 at Georgia Tech. She shares some of her work during the poster session at the PCI Convention in Denver.

Tuesday -
May
29,
2018
 

Page Cross took some time out of her poster session display at the PCI Convention to share what she learned during the Precast Studio taught by Carlos Barrios at Clemson University. She was impressed by the range of possabilities that precast offers, and plans on using it in projects when she goes to work after she graduates. 

Tuesday -
May
08,
2018
 

The PCI Foundation Board of Trustees recently voted to continue its support for Clemson University's Precast Studio for three more years.

Thursday -
May
03,
2018
 
Wednesday -
May
02,
2018
 

The PCI Foundation recently approved funding a a four-year curriculum development grant for a precast bridge program at California State University at Sacramento (Sac State) to be lead by Professor Eric Matsumoto. The integrated program will combine work in schools of engineering and construction management and build on the precast work already being taught at the school to create new curriculum so a student can have up to four years of programming on precast design and construction.

Tuesday -
May
01,
2018
 

South Dakota State University School of Architecture Student Iman Ebadi traveled to the 2018 PCI Convention and was able to share his experiences as he took part in the SDSU Precast studio sponsored by Gage Brothers Precast in Sioux Falls, SD. Not only the the studio students design a town square for the small rural community, but with the help of Gage, they fabricated the precast and built the project.