Now in its 58th year, the PCI Design Awards program recognizes design excellence and construction quality using precast concrete.
The program has helped the design and construction community innovate and advance by showcasing ideas that push the envelope, overcome challenges, and improve upon existing concepts. The program demonstrates how designers are continuing to utilize high performance precast/prestressed concrete to achieve sustainable, more cost-effective, aesthetically-pleasing, and quickly-constructed projects.
All winning projects will be showcased at the PCI Convention in 2021, as well as included in the PCI Design Award Winners summary article, which is published in the PCI Journal, Ascent and Aspire magazines. Together these publications reach more than 30,000 industry stakeholders. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your project!
Specific dates for the current year are listed below.
The 2021 PCI Design Awards submission site will open Monday, May 18, 2020.
For more information or any questions you may have, please contact PCIDesignAwards@pci.org
Entrants in the program may also choose to have their projects considered for the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award. The purpose of this award is to showcase fresh, uninhibited concepts that hold the potential to move the industry to the next generation of technology for industry, materials, products, processes, and applications.
Entrants in the program may also choose to have their project considered for the All-Precast Concrete Solution Award. This award recognizes the structure in which the owner's needs were best achieved by the selection of an essentially all-precast/ prestressed concrete system. This would include the primary structural and envelope systems of the project. It does not require that precast concrete be used for everything (e.g. roofs, cladding may consist of other materials as well as precast, etc.)
Entrants in the program may also choose to have their projects considered for the Sustainable Design Award. PCI seeks to promote green building and infrastructure, which incorporates environmental considerations in every phase of the process, including design, construction, and operation. The purpose of this award is to encourage the construction of responsible, innovative designs that are sensitive to the environment while meeting the needs of the public, owner, and/or occupants. Buildings need not be LEED certified to qualify.
Submitters may also choose to have their project considered for the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award. This prestigious honor is awarded to a PCI Member for utilizing BIM in their everyday work practices. The Award represents a comprehensive use and implementation of BIM and BIM technology. Submissions should incorporate the use of BIM for 3D CAD coordination and clash detection as well as the use of 3D CAD data for manufacturing and scheduling. Winning entries will demonstrate the highest level of 3D CAD data reuse through project and business management tools in addition to CAD/CAM technologies implemented in the manufacturing and installation environment.
The winner of the BIM Award represents an entry having utilized all the available technological resources to refine the delivery process of a precast, prestressed concrete system.
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Because the purpose of the program is to encourage new and advanced architectural and engineering approaches in the use of precast concrete systems, PCI and PCI Regional affiliates shall have the right to publish all photographs, names of any and all entrants, and projects submitted to the program without compensation. Each entrant assumes responsibility for material submitted. All entrants must complete a photo permission form for each photographer. Entries without completed forms will be disqualified. All submissions become property of PCI.