Registration Open

2018 PCI Foundation Professor Seminar

May 22-24, St. Louis, Missouri

The PCI Foundation offers a program for architecture professors who wish to learn more about precast concrete design and how it can be taught in the university classroom or studio. The program will be a three-day intensive workshop that will include instruction from college professors already teaching precast as part of grants received from the PCI Foundation, precast industry experts, and architects with precast design experience.


The program will take place May 22-24 at Washington University, St. Louis with portions of the program taking place at the St. Louis Prestressed. Professors will learn the basics of precast concrete design for buildings, and will be given tools that will assist them in teaching precast concepts to students. Additionally, the topics of integrated programs and partner relationships will be covered. At the end of the program, professors will receive “Precast in a Box” — a special resource designed to offer professors a selection of teaching tools that he or she can select to use in the classroom. During the field day we will visit a precast fabricator, Denver architecture firm and several precast projects.


Content provided to professors interested in teaching precast design will include videos, books, case studies, precast details, and other useful materials. Many of the PCI Foundation-sponsored programs have offered integrated courses with either engineering or construction management departments. If professors from either of those departments wish to attend, it can be arranged. 


The program is FREE to qualified attendees. Contact Marty McIntyre at PCIF for more information, (708) 386-3715 or

Register by following button below. 


Tuesday May 22 - PEDAGOGY DAY (WUSTL)


  Arrival in St. Louis

noon - 5 pm 

  Introduction to Precast and Classroom Examples 

6 pm

  Group Dinner


Wednesday May 23 - FIELD DAY

8 am

  Precast Plant Tour


  Boxed Lunch/Architectural Office

3 pm

  Precast Project Tours

6 pm

  Dinner on your own


Thursday May 24-   MATERIALS & RESOURCES

8:30 am


9:00 am

  Teaching Tools and Ideas (“Precast in a Box”)

  Integration with Other Programs

  Ideas for Partnering with local team


  Box Lunch / bus to airport


  Travel Home