Don't miss these education sessions that will push your business forward in the ever-growing precast/prestressed concrete industry.

By Day

David Jablonsky, P.E., FPCI, ALP Supply
Todd Jones, ALP Supply
Barry Fleck, ALP Supply
Todd Spindler, Sika Corp.
Alan Pritchard, Smith-Midland Corp.
AJ Krick, Smith-Midland Corp.
Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA


PQS Level II - Production is designed for plant personnel who will benefit from a comprehensive understanding of precast-specific production practices in four key areas: lifting and handling, issues related to production practices, lean manufacturing, and patching and repair. This course goes beyond the fundamentals explored in PQS Level I to prepare students to think critically about the links between these four areas and common plant production and safety issues. Course participants will go in-depth in exploring these topics, discussing best practices and learning to address production challenges in their plants. Shift supervisors, team leaders, production managers, batch plant operators, engineering and drafting personnel and those who aspire to these positions should attend.

Attendees who successfully complete PQS II - Production will be able to:
Explain the key concepts of lean manufacturing and develop an action plan for implementing simple lean techniques.
Identify the difference between structural and cosmetic repairs and employ the appropriate patching/repair techniques for each.
Determine the most likely causes of cosmetic and/or structural concrete issues.
Analyze the current lifting and handling techniques in your plant and assess these techniques to identify potential areas of improvement for plant safety.

PQS II - Production
Tuesday, May 18 (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PQS II - Production 
Wednesday, May 19 (Day 2)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please Note:
Participants in this school are required to attend both days of class and pass the exam to obtain a certificate of course completion. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.
 
Sam Lines, Concrete Sealants Inc.

Attendees of this workshop will learn what it means to be a leader – learning to lead themselves and influence others. The discussions, skits and activities presented will enhance the skills and knowledge necessary to become a person of influence. Attendees will learn key attributes required to build teams, select employees and motivate others to accomplish the goals of the organization. Anyone who wishes to be a person of influence in their company, their community or in any organization is encouraged to attend this course.

Attendees who successfully complete PQS III - Leadership will be able to:
Lead by example, creating a vision that others will want to follow.
Build teams of individuals with unique, complementary strengths.
Identify effective methods to motivate others, increasing performance.
Become a transformational change agent for their organization.

PQS III - Leadership
Tuesday, May 18 (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PQS III - Leadership
Wednesday, May 19 (Day 2)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please Note:
Participants in this school are required to attend both days of class and pass the exam to obtain a certificate of course completion. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.
 

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By Type

The Concrete Production Track explores best practices in the precast industry and strengthens attendees’ knowledge of the fundamentals of quality precast concrete. Courses are designed for those involved in the daily production of quality precast concrete products and will include safety and other topics that are appropriate for those seeking a broad range of knowledge in precast production.
Saturday, May 22, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Kiley Marcoe, Metro Precast & Stone Inc.


The versatility of precast concrete and the advancing technology of manufacturing have enabled producers to make above-ground structures resemble any material. With this array of finishes comes the challenge of repairing them when the unforeseen happens. Anyone who has done architectural concrete repair knows it is practically an art to make the repair look like it never happened. Fortunately, we have found an expert and artist in the architectural concrete repair field to present on this topic. Kiley Marcoe will show examples of repairs his company, Metro Precast & Stone Services Inc., has performed over the years. He will discuss best practices on material choice, repair preparation and repair procedures for architectural finishes. He will also demonstrate some of his methods. This is a must-attend for anyone involved in manufacturing of above-ground precast products with architectural finishes. 

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
Recognize best practices for material choice and repair preparation.
Identify repair procedures for architectural finishes.
 
Saturday, May 22, 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Bob Waterloo, Hill and Griffith Co. 


No matter what type of precast concrete you make, where you make it or how you make it, chances are you use a form release agent. The type of form release you use and how you use it can have a significant impact on product appearance, product quality, form longevity and workplace safety. This session will cover useful information on the different types of form release agents. We will discuss how form release agents can react with some form materials and VOC compliance. Attendees will learn about proper application rates and methods to avoid the most common form release issue – over-application. Attendees will also learn what form releases work best with different types of form materials, from steel to wood to urethane. This course is very important for those involved with form release application, quality control and plant management.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
Identify the different types of form release agents.
Explain how to best apply form release agents with different types of applicators.
Relate how poor-quality form release agents or poor application techniques can translate on the precast concrete structure.
 

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Contact Us

Please contact events@pci.org with any questions about the PCI 2021 Convention.

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