Student Education

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The PCI Education Activities Council oversees two distinct student competitions designed to expose students of architecture and engineering to real-world examples and uses of precast/prestressed concrete products. Each year, PCI conducts an Engineering Student Competition, known as The Big Beam Competition, and an Architecture student competition. Each student team works with its professor advisor and, in many cases, a local precast/prestressed concrete producer.

Brochures and application forms for each competition are available on the right.

Previous Competitions

The PCI Big Beam competition archives are posted on YouTube! View the video entries of previous year’s team by clicking here.

Engineering Student (Big Beam) Competition

Architectural Student Competition

Thank you

The PCI Big Beam Competition would not be possible if not for the generous sponsorship of SIKA Corporation, ASPIRE magazine, and PTAC. Thank you!

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