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Continuing education credits are available for these presentations. All Half Day Seminars are 3.5 hours long and are approved for AIA HSW 3.5 LU. A certificate for 3.5 PDH is also available. Contact PCI Midwest at 952-806-9997 or e-mail Mike Johnsrud for more information on how you can participate.
Lateral Loads and Precast Concrete Design – Part I. This half-day seminar is dedicated to the design of precast and prestressed concrete buildings for lateral loads generated by wind and earthquake ground motions. The seminar provides an overview of lateral load determination for precast concrete buildings, including both architectural and structural precast concrete. The seminar includes a brief history of wind and seismic lateral loads in building codes in the United States in conformance with IBC 2009, ASCE 7-05, and ACI 318-08. Numerical examples are presented for a typical five-story office building located in the Midwest.

Lateral Loads and Precast Concrete Design - Part II. This half-day seminar is dedicated to the design of precast and prestressed concrete buildings for lateral loads generated by wind and earthquake ground motion provisions. The seminar provides an overview of lateral force resisting systems for precast and prestressed concrete structures. The seminar includes the calculation of member forces for a typical five-story office building located in the Midwest. Design procedures and calculations for typical members in the building are presented.

Total Precast Concrete Design. Learn the advantages of a total precast building system during this half-day seminar. Strategies such as increased efficiency and shorter construction schedules of “dual use” structural and exterior cladding systems will be presented, as well as guidelines for the design and detailing of architecturally finished exterior walls, concrete tees, hollowcore plank, and precast concrete stairs. Integration of HVAC systems, building code requirements, and total precast’s potential contribution toward LEED certification will also be discussed.

Designing Precast Concrete Parking Structures. Learn how to design and detail precast concrete parking structures during this half-day seminar. Advantages such as decreased construction time, efficiencies of combining a variety of exterior finishes with exposed structural members, and precast concrete’s potential contribution toward LEED certification will be discussed. Integration of HVAC systems,building code requirements, long-term durability, ramp and vehicle circulation types, safety, and maintenance issues will also be presented.