PCI_Education_Logo_3015For professionals in the design and construction industries, continuing education is not only a requirement but a means of ensuring that designers stay up to date on the latest research, innovations, and options available for future projects. Continuing its drive toward the design and construction of high-performance structures, PCI wants to ensure that professionals have a full understanding and knowledge of high-performance precast concrete and its benefits, applications, and design methodologies.

PCI is proud to introduce PCI’s Online Academy, a continuing education series for engineering professionals and students. Each course consists of weekly, 90-minute sessions over a period of four to six weeks. Continuing education credits will be awarded at the conclusion of each course. Courses are offered via an online delivery system, allowing courses to be taken from anywhere in the world!

The courses are taught by leading professors and industry experts in precast/prestressed concrete design. These subject matter experts have significant experience teaching precast/prestressed concrete topics and format classes to optimize learning.

Participants are not required to have prior precast/prestressed concrete experience. Program content will be technical and useful to those designing precast/prestressed concrete structures or who intend to do so in the near future, such as licensed engineers, EITs, professors, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Register Now for PCI Special Inspector Training Course 

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Length: Three Sessions (90 minutes each)
Contact Hours Earned: 4.5
Course dates January 29, February 5 and February 12, 2020
Carl Harris is President and CEO of the Harris Company
Click here to register for the Special Inspector course

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) will offer a three-part course on Special Inspection, a program co-sponsored by the International Code Council. This series of classes will be held on January 29, February 5 and February 12, 2020. The course aims to ensure that inspectors are familiar with precast industry operations and codes. In addition, PCI members who interact with special inspectors are encouraged to reach out to their local inspectors and inspection agencies to attend the course as well. Please note that course participants must attend all three classes to earn the 4.5 contact hours.

After completing this series, participants should: 

  • Reference code requirements pertaining to the special inspection of precast concrete structures
  • List at least 5 types of precast concrete structures
  • Understanding the precast concrete manufacturing process and its impact on special inspections 
  • Understanding the precast concrete manufacturing process and its impact on special inspections
  • Assess precast concrete components 
  • Inspect the erection of precast concrete structures 

Classes will be held Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time starting on January 29, 2020. Each class will be hosted online allowing you to access the content from the comfort of your home, office, hotel room, or anyplace with an internet connection! Recordings of each class will be made available to all registered attendees in case of absence or if you'd like to review the content.

The prices for the PCI Online Academy are listed below. To take advantage of one of the discounts, please use the listed discount code when registering. Please note PCI membership status will be verified for each registrant. 

Click here to register today!

Fee Schedule

Discount Code


PCI Members*


$ 75

PCI Student Members


$ 75

Government Members


$ 105



$ 195

ICC Members


$ 75

WACEL Members


$ 75

** PCI and ICC Membership will be verified for each registrant


Instructor: Carl Harris - Carl Harris is President and CEO of the Harris Company, a structural steel and precast concrete erector located in Wichita, Kansas.