About the PCI Foundation
The PCI Foundation (originally the PCI Education Foundation) was launched in 2001 by a small group of determined people dedicated to significantly expanding the Industry's educational activities. From these humble beginnings emerged the spark for a "grand plan" to provide for the Industry's future success by helping ensure the continued availability of talented people and new technology. It was quickly recognized that such an effort required a much broader base of support to be truly effective, and the idea for a more ambitious approach was born.
The PCI Foundation is a not-for-profit educational and scientific association with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code. While closely affiliated with PCI, the Foundation is governed by a separate Board of Trustees and maintains independent financial resources. PCI provides limited funding and staff support to the Foundation. Three charter councils oversee the Foundation's work:
- Academic Council - develops and maintains a functional partnership with the academic community for the development, dissemination, and application of knowledge regarding precast concrete systems. This council is chaired by Doug Sutton.
- The Advanced Technology Council - facilitates and funds research to support the development of new or improved precast concrete products, technologies, and construction systems and to support the dissemination of research results to our design and construction communities. This council is chaired by Michael Lanier.
- The Development Council - identifies sources of funding and solicits contributions from individuals, corporations, government agencies, and other organizations in support of the Foundation and its programs. This council is chaired by Bill Simmons.
The future of the Foundation is bright. For now, the concentration is on partnering with top-notch architecture and engineering programs around the US to help students learn about precast in a progressive and exciting environment. Tied in with this is the dynamic relationship of the local industry in assisting students.
The Consulting Engineers Group Inc.
Knife River Corp.
Purdue University School of Civil Engineering
Todd Adams, JVI
Greg Force, Tindall
Leon H. Grant, Coreslab Structures (CONN)
Dean Gwin, Gate Precast Company
Tom Kelley, Gage Brothers
Robert H. Konoske, Coreslab Structures (LA)
Marianne Methven, Hamilton Form
Richard Miller, University of Cincinatti
James Toscas, PCI