PCI's webinars offer a free, convenient way for architects and engineers to obtain continuing education credit from the comfort of their own computers. Webinars are one-hour long and are designed to fit into a lunch hour. PCI webinars are presented live each month by industry experts on a variety of topics from design and construction to sustainability and more. Earn CE Credit from the comfort of your own office - join us for our next free webinar.

Precast 101 Plus: High Performance Precast Concrete Design

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Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12PM CST

The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, challenging economy, natural disasters, and sustainable development requirements are just some of the factors increasing demand for high performance and resilient building design. This webinar will provide an overview of precast and prestressed concrete design and fabrication, in the context of high-performance structures. Life-cycle cost and accelerated schedule benefits of prefabrication, modular and off-site construction will be identified. And case studies will highlight architectural and structural precast/prestressed concrete building systems and their high-performance attributes - including optimization of versatile, efficient and resilient precast concrete design solutions.

Credits: AIA CEU 1.0 HSW LU

Learning Objectives:
This presentation will discuss the design and fabrication of high performance, sustainable and resilient structures. Participants will:

  1. Explore the concepts of high performance and functional resilience, and discover the sustainable attributes of precast design solutions.
  2. Learn how precast and prestressed concrete components are custom fabricated in a quality plant-manufactured environment, to meet an owner’s program of requirements.
  3. Discover how off-site construction and prefabricated manufacturing with natural, low-embodied energy materials contribute to lower life-cycle cost, improved building performance, accelerate construction, reduce site disturbance and waste, and provide easier coordination of trades.
  4. Understand how integrated architectural and structural precast concrete design solutions contribute to energy efficiency, life safety and multi-hazard protection due to their versatile, efficient and resilient attributes.

Presenter: Peter I. Finsen, FPCI, Assoc. AIA
Executive Director & CEO, Georgia/Carolinas PCI, A Chapter of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Efficiency, Labor, Automation: How to Analyze Your Precast Production

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Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 2PM CST

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This webinar, tailored for C-Level Managers, Plant Managers, Decision-Makers, and anyone involved in the long-term strategy of a precast business, explores the methodology surrounding decisions related to precast automation, specifically, when and where to automate. A multidisciplinary precast automation performance team is hosting this webinar to share insights of over 60 years of experience in precast combined with more than 500 plant visits worldwide.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

This webinar’s content is going to be immediately relevant to your specific operation, and you will be walking out with a full and detailed step by step action plan, including:

  • Process Analysis – Methodology for identifying value leaks in a precast operation
  • Automation Implementation – How to determine if and when automation is right for your operation or process
  • Cost Analysis – How to uncover hidden costs associated with precast processes and estimate financial results related to automation

Presenter: Judy Danylchuk

Judy is an experienced business professional with expertise in operations, finance and business strategy and execution. She has been with UltraSpan for over 20 years, many of those years leading initiatives on efficiencies, cost savings, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and other activities that drive operational excellence. As part of her role as General Manager, she leads the business performance team in charge of finding solutions that deliver quantifiable results to precast producers. As an advisory board member of the manufacturers’ association and serving on the board of various organizations, she is passionate about other businesses and thrives on their success.

Please note: This is a free non-CEU webinar open to members only.

Organizing the Chaos: How an Integrated 3D Model-Based Production Solution Can Revolutionize Your Business

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Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CDT

This webinar is sponsored by Allplan and for members only. Savvy precasters are utilizing 3D models or PDF layouts from Architects and Engineers to quickly generate estimates for bids and streamline engineering and detailing by automatically producing deliverables such as quantities, piece marking, shop tickets, and erection drawings. In this webinar, we will explain how building information data from your 3D model can also streamline project management, production, shipping, and erection.

After this webinar, you will understand how to use your 3D model as the single source of truth throughout the entire project lifecycle.

  • Integrate with your business-critical systems: ERP, Production, Inventory
  • Create and manage your production schedule, shipping schedule, trailer loadout, and erection schedules
  • Streamline project management with integrated status tracking from estimating to erection


  • Glen Hutchinson, Business Development Manager, Americas
  • Dan Istvan,VP Americas

Please note: This is a free, non-CEU webinar.

Free Webinar: Implementing the new AASHTO LRFD article 5.13 Anchoring to Concrete

Purpose of five webinars: Accelerate implementation of the new LRFD section for concrete anchor design and minimize State Highway Agency (SHA) overlapping efforts in implementation through the use of a “deployment kit” for nationwide implementation.

AASHTO LRFD Article 5.13, Anchors, of the reorganized Section 5 of the AASHTO LRFD Specifications, as found in the eight and nineth editions have adopted by reference Chapter 17 of ACI 318-14 as the procedures to design, detail, and install anchors with amendments as appropriate for application to highway bridges. Thus, wholesale reproduction of the voluminous ACI provisions are avoided. Professor Ron Cook of the University of Florida, the primary author of ACI Chapter 17, assisted with the development of proposed LRFD Article 5.13.

This team of experts, Don Meinheit, Ron Cook and Neal Anderson, assembled by PCI will deliver five webinars to the bridge community that address how a agency may elect to implement the findings of NCHRP Report 639 and 757 that were codified.

Each webinar is worth 1 CEU credit.






Anchor 1


Scope & Objectives, LRFD Loads and Anchorage Behavior

Tues., July 7

2-4pm Eastern

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Code Anchor Design

Thurs., July 9

2-4pm Eastern

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Anchor 3

Product Qualifications

Product Qualification and ESR Information

Tues., July 14

2-4pm Eastern

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Anchor 4

Selection and Procurement

Calculations, Selection and Procurement

Thurs., July 16

3–5pm Eastern

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Anchor 5

Inspection and Compliance

Construction/Inspection and Compliance Inspection and Testing

Tues., July 21

3-5pm Eastern

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This material is disseminated under the sponsorship of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) in the interest of information exchange under contract number NCHRP 20-44(04) with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). PCI and NCHRP assume no liability for the use of the information. PCI and NCHRP do not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers’ names appear in this material only because they are considered essential to the objective of the material. They are included for informational purposes only and are not intended to reflect a preference, approval, or endorsement of any one product or entity.

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