Twenty-six awards were presented to projects from throughout North America at the 54th annual PCI Design Awards, which includes best-in-class awards for both transportation structures and buildings, as well as special awards for industry advancement, sustainable design, and all-precast concrete construction.

French Development Enterprises, LLC, Oldcastle Precast, and GEI Consultants announced successful construction and assembly of the first prototype “French Dam” — a modular precast impoundment for construction and retrofit of hydroelectric dams, water control systems and power houses.

Tekla Global BIM Awards recognize projects that are pushing the boundaries of BIM to create the worlds most impressive structural designs. This year, 73 winners of local Tekla BIM Awards from around the world competed for the global prize, demonstrating the advancement of BIM and construction.

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Community/Condotte/DeMoya JV, BCC Engineering and FINLEY Engineering Group (FINLEY) have won the 2016 FICE Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award for the Section 5 Palmetto SR826/836 Interchange (Bridges 9, 11, 15 and 19).

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) received confirmation from ICC Evaluation Service, LLC (ICC-ES), that its ESR-3010 Precast Concrete Diaphragm seismic design methodology complies with the provisions of the 2012 and 2015 International Building Code.

The precast concrete industry is striving to reduce its environmental impact at the manufacturing level through the North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program (NAPCSPP). Energy, materials, and transportation data are tracked and results are reported in the following categories: carbon dioxide equivalent (global warming potential), total primary energy, and water consumption.