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, one at noon Eastern and the other at noon Pacific. This allows most U.S. time zones to view the presentations during lunch hours.

June 2017 PCI Webinar

Innovative Mixed-Use Buildings with Parking-For Today and In the Future

Sign up for the webinar on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Noon EST (11:00 a.m. CDT)

Sign up for the webinar on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Noon PST (2:00 p.m. CDT)

Join us for a discussion about parking design and ways to integrate precast components into a parking garage. How do designers create these spaces and what materials are typically used? How are innovative precast systems being adapted for these developments? The presenter will discuss the overall collaboration needed by the team to enhance project success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how these new mixed-use buildings are changing the surrounding communities in an urban center
  • Understand how the generation trends will affect the design of future parking structures and mixed use facilities
  • Discover how building codes are dictating that our structures need to be more resilient to withstand natural disasters
  • Recognize the shift in design of precast concrete parking structures, which have evolved over time from gray rectangles to iconic landmarks 


Jim Lewis HeadshotJim Lewis is the architectural services manager at PCI, Chicago. He is responsible for the areas of architecture, productivity, and safety, and Ascent magazine. 

Before joining PCI, Lewis served as the director of architectural systems for Gate Precast’s six architectural precast concrete manufacturing facilities. He educated architects, owners, and contractors on sustainable architectural precast concrete systems.

He earned his BS in architecture from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.