PCI's webinars offer a free, convenient way for architects and engineers to obtain continuing education credit from the comfort of their own computers. Webinars are one-hour long and are designed to fit into a lunch hour. PCI webinars are presented live each month by industry experts on a variety of topics from design and construction to sustainability and more. Earn CE Credit from the comfort of your own office - join us for our next free webinar.

January Webinar

Rethinking the Concrete Building Envelope

Register for Tuesday, January 28 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT

Register for Wednesday, January 29 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT

The precast concrete industry is currently working on research with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to further improve precast wall panels’ energy performance. Previous studies have shown that a major source of air leakage in a building is through the walls and envelope; the DOE has identified precast concrete wall systems as an optimal solution for achieving high levels of energy efficiency, because air leakage through a precast insulated wall panel is negligible. However, erection and treatment of the joints to eliminate thermal bridges can be critical issues. The industry also is working to bring down the weights of precast insulated wall panels and envelope systems using new mix designs to decrease the thickness of the concrete panels and to decrease the weights of the systems without increasing costs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the advantages of precast concrete envelopes
  • Discover the latest innovations for precast concrete envelopes
  • Learn about applications for the next generation of precast concrete envelopes

CEU Credit: 1

Presenters: 

  • Keith Boswell, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Diana Hun, Subprogram Manager for Building Envelopes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

PCI is a Registered Provider!

AIA LogoAIA Logo

We are proud to be registered to provide continuing education for architects and engineers to stay current and fulfill licensure requirements in all 50 states!

 

ICC Logo

PCI is a preferred provider of education for the International Code Council. Individual courses must be registered with ICC via PCI’s registration before offering ICC credit. Please contact education@pci.org for more specific instructions regarding the ICC Preferred Provider program.