The 2024 Production Workshop is HERE!

PCI’s Architectural Precast Concrete Committee will conduct an Architectural Precast Production Workshop September 4 – 6, 2024 in Nashville, TN. This year’s focus will be patching and repair of architectural precast concrete components including two half day classroom-style learning session and a full-day plant visit to Gate Precast in Ashland City, TN. If you are certified in one of the architectural precast concrete certification categories, you do not want to miss this workshop.

Attendees will be spending one full day in the plant. Gate Precast is providing multiple mockup panels where patching experts will demonstrate multiple patching and repair techniques. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness best practices and share ideas.

Our speakers are veteran patchers with over 100 years of combined patching experience. They are prepared to discuss their successes and failures in plain talk and in a collaborative manner. This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers, share best practices and elevate your patching personnel in specific production-related subjects. Everyone is encouraged to come with questions, concerns, and challenges. A Spanish translator will be provided.

Plant Tour

Topics include:

Internal Best Practices

  • Starting with samples, what are the best processes your organization can follow to provide color and finish consistent architectural precast concrete.  

Safety Manuals and Procedures

  • Learn about steps to take to ensure a safe working environment for your team.

Site Logistics

  • Defining the space you need and how to ensure it is provided.

Mix Designs

  • How to break down your mix design to create the correct patch materials for the field.

General Patching Procedures

  • Peers will provide their processes for patching, blending and repairing the most typical conditions faced in the yard and in the field.  

Utilizing BIM 360/Procore

  • Best practices when communicating to the pant and with the customers.

Cutting Openings

  • Procedure for cutting small openings like electrical boxes.

Stains, Sealers, and Water Repellent Coatings

  • Best practices when applying stains, sealers and water repellent coatings.

There are limited number of openings, so register today!


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