Purpose: To honor a person who has made extraordinary contributions to PCI and the precast, prestressed concrete industry.

Award Cycle: Annual consideration, with the award presented only when deserved.


  • A candidate need not be a current or past member of PCI.
  • Nominees not selected by either the Medal of Honor Committee or the PCI Board of Directors shall require renomination in a subsequent year to be considered again.

Criteria: The nominees for the Medal of Honor shall have made a highly significant contribution to the precast concrete structures industry and shall have demonstrated a sincere, continuing interest in PCI.

2020 Award Winner: Neil Hawkins

Candidate Selection:

  • Nominations for this highest award of the institute shall be made to the Medal of Honor Committee composed of:
    • The chair of the PCI Board of Directors
    • The two most recent past chairs of the PCI Board of Directors; the most recent of whom shall serve as chair of the committee
    • Two of the most recent honorees who are available to serve
  • Candidates shall meet the criteria and have been nominated within the current award cycle.

Recipient Determination:

  • Nominations approved by the committee shall be submitted to the PCI Board of Directors at least 15 days prior to any regular or special meeting of the board for approval of the nomination.
  • A nominee must receive an affirmative vote by at least two-thirds of the board of directors.
  • There shall be no more than one recipient of the award during an award cycle.

Recognition: PCI shall honor a new Medal of Honor recipient by presenting appropriate recognition at the PCI Convention.

For more information or to submit a candidate, contact Arelys Schaedler, PCI’s Executive Assistant, at aschaedler@pci.org.