Webinars

PCI's webinars offer a free, convenient way for architects and engineers to obtain continuing education credit from the comfort of their own computers. Our webinars are one-hour long and are designed to fit into your day during your lunch hour. 

PCI webinars are presented live each month by industry experts on a variety of topics from design and construction to sustainability and more. Each webinar is presented twice during the webinar week, at noon Pacific (3:00 p.m. Eastern) and noon Eastern. This allows most U.S. time zones to view the presentations during lunch hours.

April 2016 PCI Webinar

Case Study- Perot Museum of Nature and Science Dallas Texas

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at noon Eastern Time.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Thursday, April 28, 2016 at noon Pacific Time. 

This case study features the 180,000 SF Perot Museum in Dallas Texas which was designed to resemble a sedimentary geological formation. The precast concrete façade satisfies the intent to reflect the geology and stratification of the earth’s surface, through the creation of undulating forms, which are rigorously systematic but seemingly random.
The case study will start at the schematic design phase of the project through occupancy. Highlighted with this case study are the actual parametric designs used by the design team as well as images from the extremely complex BIM model.

Learning Objectives
  • Gain understanding of design assist cooperation amongst the owner, designer and key subcontractors.
  • Learn how to create an iconic façade using architectural precast and its inherent sustainable features.
  • Discover how the Level of Development of the BIM model had to be amplified to create the structural system and façade.
  • Discuss how complex design issues can easily be resolved in a collaborative environment.
Presenter-Scott Robinson, Midwest Director of Architectural Precast Sales and Marketing

Scott has twenty two years of experience in the construction industry, working as a General Contractor prior to joining Gate Precast in 2000 where he has served various roles from estimating, project management and most recently as a regional manager for the last fourteen years. As a precast façade consultant, he works with the design team and construction managers to ensure cost-effective best practices are used while maximizing their design. Scott worked closely with Morphosis and the rest of the design assist team on the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, his experience will enable him to share valuable insight during this webinar. Scott was recently a guest lecturer during the seminar series hosted by PCI Central.