Expanding Our Reach

 
Thursday -
July
06,
2017
 

Tom Kelley, vice chairman of the PCI Foundation and president of Gage Brothers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has worked with the Precast Studio at South Dakota State University for the last four years. He shares some of his experience with the students here:

What I really like about this studio is that we work with the students directly, and they have a hands-on experience.  

Thursday -
July
06,
2017
 

Ansley Prodoehl has been able to enjoy the Precast Studio at both the South Dakota State University and University of Colorado at Denver.

Thursday -
July
06,
2017
 

The PCi Foundation has worked for the last two years with University of Michigan to create a digital fabrication laboratory. Asa Peller shares more about how the students work during his time at the 2017 PCI Convention.

Thursday -
July
06,
2017
 

The PCI Foundation has worked with Carlos Barrios at Clemson University for the last three years. The program has developed over the years as the relationship with the local industry broadened. This year, the students developed designs for an embassey in the Washington, DC area. 

Wednesday -
July
05,
2017
 

In June, the PCI Foundation recently approved a 4-year grant to the Georgia Technology Institute (Georgia Tech) to run a new Precast Studio in the School of Architecture and the School of Engineering. 

Thursday -
June
29,
2017
 

Over the last four years, students from the Rhode Island School of Design have had a unique opportunity to cast full scale precast panels and make remarkable connections with the local industry players. Although the formal studio program is finished, the school has planned to embed precast concrete design into other places in the curriculum and do a precast studio again in 2 years. 

Thursday -
June
15,
2017
 

Get involved and stay involved. 

Wednesday -
May
24,
2017
 

An important part of the PCI Foundation studio experience is bringing students to the PCI Convention. Not only does this help to expand the student's experience interacting with professionals, it also helps give them a highly interactive platform to share their work. 

Wednesday -
May
24,
2017
 

The feedback that the PCI Foundation receives from students continues to be very positive.Students note that the contact with our industry and travel to the plants and PCI meetings continues to be very rewarding.  Some recent comments from PCI Foundation students include:

Thursday -
May
04,
2017
 

Matthew McDermott of the University of Minnesota Duluth is the first recipient of the Alan Mattock Graduate Scholarship. This award will aid him as he completes his Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship research,  “Shear Capacity of Hollow-Core Slabs with Concrete Filled Course.” The research will include a minimum of 12 shear tests conducted on six hollowcore specimens to categorize the shear capacity of the slab with variations in the type of core fill concrete, the time elapsed between hollowcore fabrication and core fill, and the core wall surface friction.