University of Hartford Students Tour Blakeslee Prestress

Blakeslee Prestress Inc. in Branford, Connecticut hosted a plant tour for 36 Civil Engineering Students from the University of Hartford on April 24. They arrived at 9:30am, received coffee and were given an hour-long Tekla 3-D modeling presentation by Chris Carasone and Bryan Eastman.

The students were then divided into three groups and given tour of the plant.  Rick Fitzgerald, Jim Coyle and Fred Bodyk were the tour guides.  Once completed, the tour group departed at Noon.

Photo(s) courtesy of Jim Coyle Blakeslee Prestress, Inc., Branford, Connecticut

Blakeslee Plant Tour

Plant Tour/Lectures Available to All

PCINE producer members host plant tours at their manufacturing facilities for design professionals and college students. Participants are offered the opportunity to see a plant in full operation during business hours. Continuing education credit (AIA Learning Units and PDH's) can be awarded and tours may also include a presentation for additional credit. Participants learn how precast concrete is manufactured and finished, see the steps taken to ensure quality products, and gain a better understanding of how the product works within the design and construction process.

Plant tours must be scheduled in advance. Lunch may be included. Safety equipment (hard hats and safety glasses) will be provided, and participants should wear closed toe shoes and long pants. To contact PCINE for assistance in arranging a tour at a PCI Certified member facility, phone (888) 700-5670 or use our online form link below.

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