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For information on Classroom Presentations or Precast/Prestressed Concrete Plant Tours,
Please contact: Phil Wiedemann at (937) 833-3900 or click here to email phil@pci-central.org

The 2016 PCI Engineering Student Design Competition "Big Beam" rules are published.
Participant Teams and members are encouraged to review the document carefully.
Click Here for more information and a link to view the 2016 rules.
To apply for your University team, the application is available at this link.
If you have any questions about the Big Beam Competition,
please contact Alex Morales at amorales@pci.org.

Architectural Design Studios - This PCI program offers supplements to architectural curricula, arranged with selected universities, providing students a laboratory for design experimentation in the creative application of current precast design concepts in a structured, intellectually rigorous setting offering three levels of instruction and experience, from beginning students to graduate level. The programs and grants are facilitated through the PCI Foundation. For more information, please click here.

PCI webinar information is available here

Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship Awards Applications are now being accepted.
PCI has announced that several $35,000 awards for the 2016-2017 academic year will be offered under the Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship program.

The fellowships are designed to introduce graduate students to the precast and prestressed concrete industry through participation in meaningful research. The program is intended primarily for the support of candidates for master's degree level research. Ph.D. candidates will also be considered.

There are two new enhancements to the PCI fellowship program this year. If a qualified application is available, one fellowship will be awarded to a student with an untenured advising professor. There will also be a $4,000 Alan Mattock Graduate Scholarship, awarded by the PCI Foundation, added to one of the fellowships to honor the memory of Dr. Alan Mattock. See the announcement at the link below for more details.

Applications should clearly describe the relevance of the proposed research to precast/prestressed concrete, potential contribution to the state of the art, timeliness of the proposed research and possible impact on the industry market. Support from a PCI Producer Member (or members) is an essential part of the program and ensures that the research results or implementation plan has possible benefits to PCI and its members. Fellowships generally conclude with a master's degree thesis and a summary paper published in the PCI Journal.

Proposals are due at PCI headquarters no later than February 1, 2016.
The PCI Research and Development Council will meet in early March 2016 to decide on the awards.
Results will be available by March 31, 2016.

Please click here for more information about the Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship Awards.

Contact PCI Managing Director of Research and Development Roger Becker at rbecker@pci.org or 312-360-3213 with any questions.

2016 Call for Papers at the 2017 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference in Cleveland, Ohio
Now Open!
PCI is now accepting abstracts for the 2017 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference, February 28, 2017 to March 4, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio. Abstracts and papers are peer-reviewed with approved papers presented at that year’s event and included in the event proceedings.

Abstracts are due no later than February 8, 2016.
Papers of accepted abstracts are due no later than June 13, 2016.
Notices of final acceptance will be communicated by September 26, 2016.
Presentations are due no later than January 7, 2017.

Guidelines and Forms
Peer-reviewed paper guidelines
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For questions regarding buildings, materials, the PCI Convention or paper submission process contact: contact Alex Morales
For questions regarding bridges, transportation or the National Bridge Conference contact William Nickas, P.E.

A free PCI Student Membership is available for students from an architectural, engineering, or construction management program. Students can register online by clicking here.


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