Expanding Our Reach

 
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. 

Wednesday -
April
25,
2018
 

Jesse Smith was among several Clemson University students who attended the 2018 PCI Convention in Denver. Not only did the students share their work as part of a poster session, they were able to spend several days at the convention, visiting the show floor, attending education sessions, and meeting  students from other universities. Jesse shared some of his classroom experience with us.

Monday -
April
16,
2018
 

The School of Architecture at Georgia Tech has a focus on the relationship between research, teaching, and practice. While the design faculty is diverse it has an emphasis on transforming the relationship between conceptual design and real world construction via advanced technologies and material systems. Its curriculum development grant from the PCI Foundation will support teaching and research in the School of Architecture for a period of four years to support innovation on the leading edge of precast concrete; and to promote fundamental design knowledge and competence for graduates entering the AEC industry. The program began in the fall, 2017.

Wednesday -
February
28,
2018
 

The PCI Foundation “After Dark” Fundraiser, that has been sponsored for several years by BASF, Hamilton Form and Thermomass took on a new spin this year as a fun Casino night. Attendees played craps, roulette, Texas hold em and Blackjack in order to win raffle tickets for a selection of prizes. Chairman of the event was Nancy Peterson of Rocky Mountain Precast

Monday -
February
12,
2018
 

Its an exciting time of year for me. The PCI Convention is starting up and I'm geared up and ready to meet the students who take part in precast concrete programs around the US. On Friday, (Feb. 23) students will be set up in booth 1533 to show their work and to explore what the precast industry has to offer.

Thursday -
January
25,
2018
 

Gregg Jacobson of Wells Concrete and Tom Kelley of Gage brothers recently shared their experiences on how they partner with a local university on a PCI Foundation Development Grant. The webinar gives some insight to their experiences.