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Learn @ Lunch Programs

PCI provides one-hour programs in a variety of topics. These programs are easily tailored to conference room or classroom lunch programs. Architects and engineers can learn about precast concrete hollow-core floors and walls, architectural precast concrete, precast parking structures, and much more.


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Parking Facility has become a community building type that is used every day. The role that it plays as the entry place to our cities, towns, campuses, and buildings presents opportunities to integrate even more seamlessly into the fabric of the overall built environment. The integration of parking into the evolving mixed-use urban setting, and transportation systems, requires the parking facility to address new expectations regarding function, operation, safety and security.

This session will address areas such as site impact, mixed-use applications, and how to handle heavy loads using the newly developed Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) beam.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss parking structures sustainable integration with the built environment.
  • Explain the attributes of the Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) bridge beam and applications for the building market.
  • Understand how precast parking layouts can work with NEXT Beams.
  • Explain several cases studies for mixed use applications.

Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

Provides an overview of the many finishes available with precast concrete, along with combining multiple finishes into single panels, veneers and embedded materials, selection of mix designs, approaches to achieving colors, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe methods to achieve color, form and texture.
  • Explain how clay products and natural stones can be veneered to precast concrete to speed construction and reduce costs.
  • Understand fabrication techniques, erection procedures and transportation considerations.
  • Understand design & detail considerations including connections & panel layout.
  • Understand design economy considerations.

Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

A structure’s envelope has considerable impact on its overall performance, as highlighted by recent code changes. The envelope not only serves as a barrier between the outside environment and conditioned space, but also as a part of the aesthetic expression for the structure. It must also serve as a protective shield against environmental forces. High-performance building envelopes can help reduce the overall energy consumption of a structure throughout the structure’s life, and maintain and protect its interior environment and occupants.

This presentation addresses what high performance building envelopes are, as well as key elements to their performance. It will discuss how to use precast concrete wall systems to meet the latest code requirements such as continuous insulation and air barriers, and include topics such as moisture management, thermal mass effect and how to calculate effective R-values, integration with other building systems, and more. This session will also touch on the idea of resilience. A structure must be able to resist environmental forces, such as high winds and earthquakes in order to protect life and fulfill its intended purpose. Case studies are used to highlight information presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the three basic types of precast concrete envelope systems
  • Describe new envelope code requirements
  • Explain thermal mass and how to use it to create more energy efficient buildings
  • Discuss moisture management methodologies

Credit: 1.00

Educational Facilities are a vital part of the fabric of our society that directly contribute to what our future will be. These are places where future generations learn more than just math and science, they learn about people, life, and develop key life skills. Today’s schools are more than just buildings, they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for a community. This presentation will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high performance schools, which provide energy efficiency, safety and resiliency, as well as reduce life cycle costs. Aesthetics, acoustics, schedule, and fire protection will also be discussed. Case studies will be used to highlight topics discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what high performance schools are, and the benefits they offer to students, teachers, and the community
  • Identify key considerations in high performance school design
  • Explain the basic approaches to high performance school design using precast concrete
  • Describe concepts on how to control cost and quality, reduce maintenance, and meet sustainable design goals

Credit: 1.00

This course instructs participants about hollow-core products and how to design and build utilizing hollow-core floors and walls. Participants also learn about the inherent fire resistance of hollow-core, a major life-safety consideration. After this program, participants will be able to: Identify the different precast, prestressed hollow-core concrete systems Explain the benefits of using precast, prestressed hollow-core concrete Discuss the benefits of using hollow-core concrete with owners and other designers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand fabrication techniques, erection procedures and transportation considerations for precast Hollowcore plank and wall panels.
  • Understand design and detail for precast products including connections and economical layout considerations.
  • Understand High Performance Building principles using precast concrete systems.
  • Understand how to integrate the precast structural system with other building systems.

Credit: 1.00

Parking structures have changed a lot over the past decade. Today’s parking structures have to be built sustainably, reduce operational and maintenance costs, last longer, and have more stringent aesthetic requirements. In many cases, they have to be high performance structures exceeding standard expectations. This presentation will explain what a high performance parking structure is, as well as how to design and build them utilizing high performance precast concrete. The latest innovations and design methodologies, including connections, proper detailing and maintenance will be discussed. Aesthetic options and versatility will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the primary attributes of a high performance parking structure
  • Discuss the latest innovations in parking structure design
  • Explain the differences in various structural systems for parking structures
  • Describe proper maintenance procedures for parking structure

Credit: 1.00

The PCI Northeast Bridge Technical Committee has completed a series of guideline drawings, which represent the design and detailing of precast concrete substructures. These sheets provide an example of different substructure types for use on bridge projects. The presentation will discuss the developed material in more detail and how it can be used for accelerated bridge construction projects. The guide details will assist designers in determining the appropriate solution for precast substructures in design and construction.

The NEXT beam was developed for the purpose of promoting a greater degree of uniformity among DOTs, engineers, and the industry of the Northeast with respect to planning, designing, fabricating, and constructing highway bridges with the Federal Highway Administration’s philosophy of accelerated bridge construction. The goals of this new section are to provide a fast construction option for variable width bridges with spans from 45 to 80 feet. Several case studies will be showcased. All three variations NEXT “F”, “D” and “E” will be discussed.

The PCI Northeast Technical Committee developed guidelines for the Northeast Deck Bulb Tees. The goal of this new section, which has already been used in New York State and Massachusetts, is to provide a fast construction option for bridges with spans from 80 to 140 feet. The section resembles a standard NEBT girder except it has a wider thicker top flange that is the deck. Small closure pours are used to minimize field cast concrete.

Precast Full Depth Deck Panels will also be reviewed. Deck panels offer exceptional advantages in schedule and quality for new deck construction or replacement. Full Depth deck panels are usually specified for accelerated projects were construction schedules must be reduced for building the deck.

Overview of Topics:

  • Precast Substructures
  • NEXT and Bulb Tee Beams for Super Structures
  • Full Depth Precast Panels for Deck Replacements.
  • Case Study of Projects including details.

Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

In this program, participants will learn the basics of using precast/prestressed concrete in single-family and multi-family housing. Topics discussed include: acoustic properties, fire safety, indoor environmental advantages of concrete, maintenance needs, speed of construction, and outdoor environmental properties (LEED).

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize the precast concrete design for sustainable housing.
  • Identify structural concepts, including enclosure systems, used with precast concrete housing design
  • Design efficiencies into precast concrete structures through the use standard design systems.
  • Identify the design resources available to aid in designing single and multi-family housing using precast products.

Credit: 1.00

After this course, participants will be more familiar with how precast concrete systems allow an industrial structure to meet the demands of heavy use and dynamic production advancement. Additionally, the program explores the use of precast concrete components for specific industrial, retail, and manufacturing applications that take advantage of precast concrete's fire-resistance and long roof span capabilities. Participants also discover benefits to the designer and owner in terms of increased durability, flexibility of design, high quality of manufactured products, versatility, high-performance, durable materials and speed of construction because precast components can be erected quickly once they arrive at the site.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and discuss the different industrial applications for precast, prestressed concrete systems.
  • Discuss High Performance attributes of Precast concrete systems in Industrial structures
  • Explain the benefits of using precast, prestressed concrete in industrial structures
  • Make an informed material choice for your next industrial building design

Credit: 1.00

Health awareness and athletic competition have become increasingly more important throughout the past years. We see expansions of professional sports teams, new extreme sports being introduced, old facilities being rebuilt, and a growing demand for new facilities. For example, the athletic facility market is expected to grow by 15% or more over next couple of years. Furthermore, these structures have increasing requirements to design and built for high performance and provide flexibility, functionality, and durability. This presentation will provide an overview of today's high performance athletic facility design using precast concrete systems, as well as include recommendations to optimize designs. Topics discussed will be highlighted with case studies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the basics of athletic facility design.
  • Describe the key considerations of high performance design relative to athletic facilities
  • Describe the various elements used in precast concrete athletic facilities.
  • Explain how to maximize the value of using precast concrete systems in athletic facilities.

Credit: 1.00

Participants will explore building design solutions using precast and prestressed concrete products. They will learn what precast, prestressed concrete products are, how they are manufactured, including structural theory of prestressing, and quality assurance procedures. They will learn about the industry certification program (PCI) of plants, people and performance. Participants will explore numerous examples of architectural and structural concrete solutions for numerous building markets. They will explore a variety of architectural finishes and how each is created in terms of color, form and texture. They will explore common structural solutions using prestressed concrete products and explore integrated solutions; realizing the full potential of loadbearing architectural precast units. The session will end with an overview of industry support available to the design community, including published and electronic media and a question and answer session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify numerous examples of architectural and structural concrete solutions for numerous building markets.
  • Explain how architectural finishes are created in terms of color, form and texture.
  • Make design choices for a specific application based on a variety of architectural finishes.
  • Understand common structural solutions using prestressed concrete products and explore integrated solutions.

Credit: 1.00

Attendees will observe firsthand how designs and engineering details are executed in the precast manufacturing process. They will also observe the entire precast and prestressed manufacturing process from engineering and connections, forms set-up, casting and finishing. Attendees will gain a better understanding of precast and prestressed capabilities and related quality issues. Attendees will learn how precast fits within the entire building system and how to specify precast concrete accurately and safely.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the wellness/welfare aspects of precast concrete as a building material.
  • Explain how the precast concrete production process applies sustainability concepts.
  • Discuss the quality control procedures endemic to the precast concrete production process.
  • Implement sustainable precast design and manufacturing concepts to their own production processes.

Credit: 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, or 4.00

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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! PCI will also upload continuing education data for any licensed engineer in the state of Florida, by providing PCI with your FL PE number when signing any attendance sheet.

 

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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.