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.
October 2016 PCI Webinar: October 25 or October 27
Efficient Design Assist - Precast Concrete Case Studies
Jim Lewis from PCI1 Learning Unit/Hour
What does design build really
mean? How does it work for precast? Designers are teaming with precast concrete
industry partners who offer design influence, engineering assistance, cost
controls, accelerated occupancy, and construction efficiencies. As precasters
are getting more involved in projects, owners, designers, and construction
managers are turning to them for innovative solutions. We will feature case
studies of iconic structures and define the precaster's role in making
- Understand the importance of adding precasters to the
team earlier in the construction process.
- Learn the best way to utilize a precaster to assist the
project delivery team.
- Recognize the importance of contracting with team
members to ensure that risk is assigned to the proper party.
- Learn how evolving design roles are shaping the future
of the precast concrete industry.
As Manager of Architectural Services, Jim Lewis, 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. In this role, he educated architects, owners, and contractors on sustainable architectural precast concrete systems. He has focused most of his career on architectural facades. In 2015, he was a speaker at the American Institute of Architects National Convention and the Design-Build Institute of America Expo, and has been involved in design assistance consulting roles on numerous large public and private projects throughout the United States.
Lewis is past chairman of PCI’s Sustainability Committee and a longstanding member of the PCI Architectural Committee. He earned his BS in architecture from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.