Upcoming Webinars

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TitleBegin DateDescription
Webinar: Total Precast Concrete7/16/2020This one-hour program is intended for designers with some precast concrete experience and/or knowledge. Basic concepts of pre-stressing, components, and application towards a complete, total-precast building solution will be discussed. Typical design challenges and the unique project delivery process of total precast will be presented, and the unique ability of total precast to meet those requirements described.WEB200716
How Precast Builds: Architectural Versatility7/30/2020This webinar will provide an understanding of aesthetics available through the use of architectural precast concrete, including its composition, shapes and finish options. Through the use of case studies, attendees will obtain a deeper understanding of precast concrete’s unlimited options when paired with modeling software. Connections will also be discussed, giving attendees a basic understanding of how precast concrete systems connect to the structure.WEB200730
Parking Structures: Cost Considerations8/13/2020Discussion on the cost considerations that go into using precast concrete in terms of designing, constructing, and maintaining parking garages. The webinar will include descriptions and discussion of the reasons to utilize precast concrete systems, products, and manufacturers in providing parking structures to owners, from initial design through project delivery. Parking structure maintenance will be discussed regarding material choices, proper maintenance, and repairs.WEB200813

Past Webinar Recordings

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TitleBegin DateDescription
Precast 101 Plus: High Performance Precast Concrete Design7/9/2020The 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.WEB200709
High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities7/7/2020Webinar Sponsored by Glen-Gery. The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements and challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for safe, healthy, high performance educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for the community. This presentation will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high performance, sustainable and resilient schools, with reduced life-cycle costs. The benefits of prefabrication and off-site construction will be identified in the context of precast/prestressed concrete architectural and structural building solutions. And case studies will highlight high performance attributes - including optimization of numerous versatile, efficient and resilient building applications.HPEDUFAC2
Webinar: Prefabricated Concrete Façade System Connections6/18/2020In a recent study by FMI, architects and owners ranked exterior walls as the most complex component of a building to work with; citing water intrusion, trade coordination, code compliance and cost as their primary concerns.  Prefabricated concrete building façade systems can help ease the burden of building envelope design.  Understanding how to connect these primary barrier systems to a building’s structure can give insights into the benefits of this building systems approach.WEB200618
Webinar: Moisture Mitigation in Building Assemblies6/4/2020The presentation describes moisture mitigation in building wall assemblies with an emphasis on precast concrete walls in northern U.S. climates. It describes indoor and outdoor sources of moisture and the basic fundamentals of water vapor condensation. The difference between air barriers and vapor retarders is described. Methods of keeping precast concrete walls dry are presented.WEB200604
Webinar: Precast Concrete Storm Shelters5/21/2020We will introduce the basic requirements of a FEMA 361 Storm Shelter.  Information will also be discussed looking at the unique problem that tornadic and cyclonic weather systems pose for structures. Precast concrete, as a material and as a system, will be presented including particular applications of precast concrete systems used to resolve spatial needs while meeting the requirements for FEMA Storm Shelters. Practical applications of precast concrete FEMA 361 buildings will be presented.WEB200521
The Role of Precast Concrete in Resilience-Based Design5/7/2020This course will provide an introduction to resilience-based design, as it is distinguished from and compliments traditional green design. Participants will learn how to measure the social and economic benefits of resilience and communicate to clients the importance of selecting resilient structural systems and materials. The webinar will focus on particular resilient properties of precast concrete systems and highlight case studies where precast concrete systems have achieved resilience ratings through the US Resiliency Council Building Rating System. This course is intended for architects, engineers, builders, material suppliers and decision-makers within the building community.WEB200507
High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities4/23/2020The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements and challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for safe, healthy, high performance educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for the community. This webinar will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high performance, sustainable and resilient schools, with reduced life-cycle costs. The benefits of prefabrication and off-site construction will be identified in the context of precast/prestressed concrete architectural and structural building solutions. And case studies will highlight high performance attributes -  including optimization of numerous versatile, efficient and resilient building applications.WEB200423
High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities4/23/2020The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements and challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for safe, healthy, high performance educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for the community. This webinar will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high performance, sustainable and resilient schools, with reduced life-cycle costs. The benefits of prefabrication and off-site construction will be identified in the context of precast/prestressed concrete architectural and structural building solutions. And case studies will highlight high performance attributes -  including optimization of numerous versatile, efficient and resilient building applications.SAMPLE
Thermal Mass, Energy Codes, and Precast Concrete Webinar4/9/2020Mass walls in combination with insulation can save energy in buildings. This presentation describes the benefits of thermal mass (thermal inertia) and how these benefits are recognized in national energy codes. An overview of compliance paths of these energy codes is presented. The degradation of the R-value of concrete panels with metal thermal bridges that pass through the insulation is also described.WEB200409
Thermal Mass, Energy Codes, and Precast Concrete Webinar4/9/2020Recorded Webinar  - Thermal Mass, Energy Codes, and Precast Concrete WebinarPCIMA00004
Precast Concrete Parking Structures Webinar3/26/2020Recorded Webinar - Precast Concrete Parking Structures WebinarWEB200326
Hollow-Core and How it is Made Webinar12/11/2019Precast / Prestressed Hollow-Core Concrete and How it is Made WebinarPCIMA00003