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.
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced the co-winners of the fifth annual Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award.
Oldcastle Precast supplied more than 330,000 square feet of The Neel Companys Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) approved T-WALL Retaining Wall System for Philadelphias Interstate 95 Corridor Reconstruction Project.
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.
The Florida Department of Transportation, Community/Condotte/DeMoya JV, BCC Engineering and FINLEY Engineering Group have won the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) Excellence in Structural Engineering Award for the Section 5 Palmetto SR 826/836 Interchange Bridges (9, 11, 15 and 19).
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 American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the availability of a new three-day webinar series, Guide to ACI 562-16 Repair Code: Design Examples.
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.