2024 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Seminar

Workshop takes place April 24-25, 2024 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown, 590 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308. Presented by the National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC) in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration.

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Registration Fees: Online registration closes April 1, 2024
Private consultant and contractor employees      $350
Government employee                                          No charge
Space is limited and seats are first come/first served with additional requests added to a waiting list. A participant e-workbook, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included with registration. Government employees should use the registration/promotion code provided within the invitation upon checkout. If you need assistance, please contact events@pci.org.

NCBC members providing resources and instruction at this event are ASBI, PCI, and PTI. To register, sign in to your PCI account or create a new record.

Day 1, Wednesday, April 24, 2024
8:00 AM     
8:20 AM     
Course overview and introductions
8:25 AM     
Introduction to prestressed concrete: Pretensioning and post-tensioning
8:45 AM     
Virtual plant tour and project photos: Pretensioning plant with post-tensioning
9:45 AM     
10:00 AM     
NCBC and PCI resources
10:30 AM     
Spliced prestressed concrete girders
11:30 AM     
Other long-span concrete bridge options
12:00 PM     
Lunch (discussion topic: artificial intelligence)
1:00 PM     
New technologies in post-tensioning (including electrically isolated tendon systems)
1:30 PM     
Design concepts: Draping, debonding, camber
2:00 PM      
Design concepts: Continuous for live load and link slabs
2:15 PM      
Design concepts: Lateral stability
2:45 PM      
3:00 PM      
Structural behavior part 1: Strain compatibility and moment curvature
3:30 PM      
Structural behavior part 2: Redundancy and ductility
4:00 PM      
Nonconventional strands: Design considerations
4:15 PM      
4:30 PM      

Day 2, Thursday, April 25, 2024
8:00 AM      
Welcome and overview
8:10 AM      
Load model and the PCI Bridge Design Manual Chapter 7: ULS and SLS calibration
8:45 AM      
Design theory and the PCI Bridge Design Chapter 8: Prestress Losses
9:15 AM      
Longitudinal reinforcement
9:30 AM      
Girder sections
9:45 AM      
10:00 AM      
FHWA, PTI, and ASBI resources
11:00 AM      
Specialty engineering roles and responsibilities
11:30 AM      
Industry-recommended tools for preparing project plans and specifications
12:00 PM      
Lunch (discussion topic: professional development)
1:00 PM      
Quality topics
1:30 PM      
Demystification of selected design and detailing requirements
1:50 PM      
ASBI Contruction Practices Handbook, training, and personnel certifications
2:30 PM      
2:45 PM       Case study: Post-tensioned spliced girder, Coplay, Pa.
3:25 PM      
Panel discussion: Design, fabrication, and construction of precast, prestressed concrete bridge solutions using pretensioned and post-tensioned superstructures
4:25 PM      
4:30 PM      
Total PDH credit for both days is 14.5 hours. PCI has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP.

You must make your own hotel reservation separate from your workshop registration.
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown, 590 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308. Make your reservation here. Discounted group rates end April 3, 2024.

Cancellations and Substitutions
Online registration closes April 1, 2024. Cancellations made in writing by this date will be refunded minus a $50 fee. Substitutions can be made at any time. To cancel your registration or make a substitution, contact  events@pci.org


For questions or assistance in registering, contact events@pci.org or (312) 360-3214

4/24/2024 - 4/25/2024
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown, 590 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta , GA 30308
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