Upcoming Webinars

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Webinar - Sustainable Structures Webinar Series10/16/2024Save the date for the final installment of the 2024 Sustainable Structures Webinar Series2024SSWS10
Webinar - Sustainable Structures Webinar Series8/21/2024Save the date for the fourth installment of the 2024 Sustainable Structures Webinar Series2024SSWS08
Webinar - Sustainable Structures Webinar Series6/12/2024Save the date for the third installment of the 2024 Sustainable Structures Webinar Series2024SSWS06
Webinar - Sustainable Structures Webinar Series4/17/2024Save the date for the second installment of the 2024 Sustainable Structures Webinar Series2024SSWS04
Webinar - Sustainable Structures Webinar Series2/21/2024Save the date for the first installment of the 2024 Sustainable Structures Webinar Series2024SSWS02
Webinar: ABCs of Carbon Neutral Concrete: LCAs, EPDs and PCR10/18/2023This is the final installment of the 2023 Sustainable Structures Webinar Series. LCAs, EPDs, and PCRs… there are many acronyms and terms associated with evaluating the carbon neutrality of concrete. Join Dean Frank, NEU Executive Director, to learn about existing tools and processes related to assessing environmental information related to carbon neutrality of concrete and how these tools and processes relate to and depend on each other.PCIMW10182
Webinar: Innovative Engineering - CONRAC O’Hare Airport9/27/2023Innovative Engineering: Exploring the Benefits of Total Precast Construction on the CONRAC O’Hare Airport This program aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the engineering advantages associated with total precast construction. Focusing on the CONRAC project at O'Hare International Airport as a case study participants will gain insights to the remarkable engineering advantages offered by total precast  construction and will explore the structural design considerations, involved in this cutting-edge project.PCIMW92723

Past Webinar Recordings

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Webinar: The Role of Concrete in Carbon Neutrality8/16/2023This presentation was part of the 2023 Sustainable Structures Webinar Series. This presentation will introduce the work of NEU, an ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, and discuss the important role of concrete in reaching carbon neutrality. The presentation will provide an overview of key terms and concepts, the latest information on green concrete codes, and examples of low carbon practices for the concrete industry for the present and future.WEB081623
Webinar: Streamlining Construction Projects7/19/2023This educational program is designed to help participants understand the benefits of pre-manufacturing and constructability in precast concrete construction. This program will provide an overview of the concept and explore its role in streamlining construction projects. Participants will learn about the key benefits of pre-manufacturing and constructability, including time and cost savings, improved quality control, and increased safety on the job site. Real-world case studies of successful precast concrete construction projects will be analyzed to showcase the techniques utilized for streamlining construction projects. Strategies for incorporating pre-manufacturing and constructability into construction project planning and management will be explored, as well as potential challenges and limitations.PCIMW71923
Webinar: Sustainability Initiatives in the Concrete Industry6/21/2023This webinar is part of the 2023 Sustainable Structures Webinar Series. Concrete is a durable, resilient material that can provide many benefits to efficient, sustainable structures in the long term. While concrete does have an upfront CO2 impact, the industry is working to reduce GHG emissions and increase the efficiency of its products. This presentation will discuss technical innovations to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete and examine current process improvements that are pushing the industry forward to a more sustainable future.WEB062123
Precast Floor and Roof Systems Webinar5/11/2023This is an introductory course designed to acquaint the design professional with the basic components of precast floor and roof systems. Design options and examples will be presented. The attendee will also see numerous examples of hollow-core planks, solid slabs and double tee systems that have been integrated into building systems.PFRSWEB11
Multifamily Residence Precast Concrete Podium Construction5/10/2023Webinar: Precast Concrete Podium Construction for Multifamily Residential Structures. In the Midwest, multifamily residential structures are typically designed with underground parking. A popular design option for these structures is a precast concrete podium slab that acts as both a structural floor and as a transfer slab for wood and light gauge steel framed construction above. Because these slabs are situated above parking levels, they require higher fire ratings and reduced sound transmission levels.WEB230510
Webinar: Design for Resilience and Sustainability4/12/2023Resilient design of buildings in the twenty-first century is imperative given increased intensity and frequency of extreme adverse climatic events.  Buildings must withstand environmental impacts to their exteriors while simultaneously protecting the occupants within and maintain operational functionality.WEB230412
Understand Embodied Carbon – Precast Net Zero Considerations3/16/2023Full Webinar Title: Understanding Embodied Carbon - Net Zero Considerations for Precast Concrete 1.0 AIA LU/HSW and 1.0 hr CEU - CA Net Zero ZNCDWEB230316
Webinar Case Study: Pike’s Peak Visitor’s Center3/15/2023Building at the top of Pike’s Peak, one of the most iconic and environmentally sensitive locations in the West, presented numerous challenges. In the construction of the Pike’s Peak Visitor’s Center and High Altitude Research Lab, precast/prestressed concrete provided the design team multiple benefits in site and energy efficiency and was integral to the success of the project.WEB230315
Webinar - PLC One Year Later: Demonstrating Progress2/15/2023Everywhere you look, the interest in sustainability is strong. This presentation will review how cement and concrete continue to evolve a year after the release of Portland Cement Association’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality. Many cement producers have announced a shift toward production of portland-limestone cement, or PLC, to reduce their own carbon footprint; many designers have embraced its use. We’ll highlight some recent examples of PLC projects and look at how lower carbon cement fits into the broader efforts of the construction industry to chip away at the environmental footprint associated with creating resilient infrastructure. After this program, participants will have increased knowledge on achieving more sustainable concrete as they understand how to use PLC and other emerging technology and how to quantify impacts associated with them.WEB230215
Webinar: Construction Industry Ethics1/18/2023This presentation will consider the ethic dimensions of practicing architecture, engineering, building contracting and other construction industry roles and the challenges facing our profession. We will dive into ethical frameworks, common dilemmas, and the question of how we make our world a better place through our practice.WEB230118
Thermal Mass, Energy Codes & Prestressed Concrete Solutions1/10/2023Mass walls in combination with insulation can save energy in buildings. This webinar describes the benefits of thermal mass (thermal inertia) and how these benefits are recognized in national energy codes. An overview of compliance paths of these energy codes is presented. The degradation of the R-value of concrete panels with metal thermal bridges that pass through the insulation is also described.WEB230110
PCI West Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design 3-Day Workshop11/1/2022Government agencies in California and Nevada have set aggressive goals to build and update bridge structures as part of their highway, port and rail infrastructure programs. PCI West Bridge Producers recognize that prestressed bridge elements are key design opportunities to deliver these infrastructure programs to meet accelerated schedules. PCI West offers this workshop/webinar to bridge design and construction professionals to increase knowledge of the use of prestressed bridge elements in design and construction of bridge projects.WEB221101
CEU Webinar: Precast / Prestressed Concrete Building Podium10/26/2022A building's primary goal is to protect the lives, lifestyles and livelihoods of its occupants. Precast concrete podiums have numerous qualities that can help buildings perform efficiently and offer occupants and communities healthy, flexible and useful spaces that can be effectively utilized over many years.101322
Webinar: From Concept to Concrete: Infrastructure Resiliency10/20/2022Much of what you hear at conferences involves planning strategies, legal issues, local/state policies surrounding resiliency with infrastructure, beach and coastal nourishment, recovery processes, mitigation strategies, success stories, and lessons learned, but rarely will you hear how approved concepts move from design to in-place structures. In this presentation, our presenters represent the manufacturers and contractors’ point of view, discussing industry products that go into every facet of today’s infrastructure and how precast, prestressed concrete is the product of choice when it comes to resilient infrastructure.WEB221020
CEU Webinar: Understanding Carbon Reduction Strategies9/29/2022Prefabricated building solutions, production and manufacturing methods are responding and adjusting to support the carbon emission movement. By implementing new technologies or reinventing traditional construction methods, there are many ways to reduce your next building’s long-term environmental impact. Earn CEU credits as you dive into an understanding of carbon neutrality and some key ways it is being addressed in prefabricated concrete manufacturing.092822
Webinar - Distress in Precast Concrete Structures9/28/2022This presentation will use case histories of precast/prestressed concrete structures that have experienced poor performance to illustrate how seemingly minor details or small dimensions can end up resulting in excessive cracks, spalls, or other types of distress. Each case history will include a description of relevant design details and key factors that led to the problematic condition. Suggestions will be given for measures than can be taken during design, fabricating, erection, or occupancy to reduce the incidence of distress. The case histories will include common precast elements such as double tees and wall panels.PCIMW09282
Webinar - Formliners: Creating Inspirational Aesthetics8/17/2022This presentation is designed to introduce architects and engineers to formliners, and other materials used to create aesthetic facades on precast concrete. Participants will learn the materials and methods used to manufacture formliners and the importance of choosing formliners based on the unique characteristics of each project. Ancillary products, including surface retarders and concrete sealants, will be discussed as means to further enhance the appearance and performance of precast concrete. Attendees will be shown photos of completed projects that used the materials and methods covered in this presentation.WEB081722
Implementing Embodied Carbon Reduction Requirements8/11/2022Implementing embodied carbon reduction requirements: When, where, why, and how. Embodied-carbon requirements are being implemented in various ways and at different stages of the project design, from “Buy Clean” programs, to specification language, to owners and above-code programs that establish benchmarks and percentage improvement targets. Navigating these newer requirements can seem overwhelming. This webinar will focus on examples of each different embodied carbon implementation method, pros and cons and the value of each method, and understanding how architects can approach reductions at different project stages.WEB220811
Webinar: Architectural Precast Best Practices7/26/2022Precast concrete is the perfect medium for architecture. The use of color, form, and texture allows for unlimited creativity that evokes the beautiful natural expression of the material. The aesthetic appearance of architectural precast concrete is infinite. With the choice of aggregates, form liners, pigments, and textures the architect can achieve a wide variety of design objectives. This course will focus on the best ways to a successful architectural precast job. Precast concrete is a high performance material that integrates easily with other systems and inherently provides the versatility, efficiency, and resiliency needed to meet the multi-hazard requirements and long-term demands of high performance structuresIW072622
Precast Concrete Parking Structures: Chicago O'Hare Airport6/30/2022This webinar will include discussion on why precast concrete is the premier building system for parking structures. Precast concrete is a high-performance material that integrates easily with other systems and inherently provides the versatility, efficiency, and resiliency needed to meet the multi-hazard requirements and long-term demands of high-performance structures. This webinar will include a case study on the Chicago O’Hare Airport’s newest parking structure / consolidated car rental facilities, “CONRACs”.WEB220623