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Summer 2019 Webinars

HOW PRECAST BUILDSTM: Maintaining the Promise: Precast Parking Structures

Tuesday, August 20 at 11:00am CDT

Thursday, August 22 at 2:00pm CDT

This course is essential for a maintenance program to be a major component in the design and operation of all parking structures. The program should be established before initial occupancy and adjusted as appropriate over the structure’s service life.

The PCI Maintenance Manual for Precast Parking Structures contains guidelines for maintaining precast concrete parking structures.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define precast parking concrete structure attributes and benefits.
2. Discuss the importance of precast concrete parking structure maintenance. 
3. Describe how maintenance benefits the owner, users and increases the lifespan of precast parking structures 
4. Explain the types of maintenance and how to best adapt PCI recommendations to your structure

Course Level: Intermediate
Course Learning Units:
Instructors: Michael Lee and Joey Rowland


PCI Offers FREE New Guide Document and Training

The Guide Document for the Design of Curved, Spliced Precast Concrete U-Beam Bridges and four instructor-led training (ILT) Courses present aspects of current technologies through generous references to past projects and the use of a prototype example.  With the example, important aspects of curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridge design are discussed and presented in sufficient detail to allow competent designers to replicate and extend this technology.

The target audience of the Guide Document for the Design of Curved, Spliced Precast Concrete U-Beam Bridges and ILT Courses comprises bridge engineers of all experience levels, owners, and contractors who are interested to learn about and deliver this developing technology.  There is no cost to enroll in and complete any or all courses being taught by the contracted primary author, AECOM or to download the new guide document.

Introduction, Implementation and Delivery (T350)

July 29, 2019 at 2:00PM Eastern time

This broad-based will summarize the past history and current development of curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridge, primarily through reference to several projects. In addition, terminology for components used in this and later courses will be defined. An overview of project delivery, selection of design criteria, and specifying a U-Beam bridge will be presented in this first module.


Modeling, Analysis and Design Considerations (T353)

August 5, 2019 at 2:00PM Eastern time

The second course uses a prototype bridge to develop an understanding of the methodologies and techniques used to model, analyze, and design curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridges. Two submodules will be presented as follows:

  1. Assumptions and techniques to develop a structural model to analyze the bridge.
  2. Critical items for design during temporary phases of construction and in the permanent condition.


Design Details (T356)

August 26, 2019 at 2:00PM Eastern time

Curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridges require component design of various details. Course three content is developed to illustrate possible details for U-Beam bridges based on past plant-fabricated girders, and to provide understanding of the engineering principles for each critical element. Course attendance will enable participants to understand fundamental concepts (precast & post-tensioned) related to the design and engineering of various design details of curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridges.



Design Example (T358)

August 30, 2019 at 2:00PM Eastern time

The fourth course uses examples developed for the prototype curved, spliced precast concrete U-beam bridge. Detailed calculations will be presented with commentary related to the engineering of these components. Reference will be made to the design criteria presented in the first course.



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