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Chicago — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced two call for papers for the 2018 PCI Convention & National Bridge Conference, Feb. 20-24, 2018, in Denver. The following are the announcements for General Topics call for papers and Nanotechnology call for papers.

General Topics Call for Papers

Meeting: 2018 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference, Feb. 20-24, 2018 in Denver.

Solicited: Papers and conference presentations are solicited on topics related to materials, design, production, or erection of precast or precast, prestressed concrete products under the two general themes of building construction and bridge construction. Papers presenting innovative techniques are highly desirable.

Requirements: Abstracts of 200 words or less. Papers will be invited after abstract peer review. Paper requirements, presentation requirements, and abstract submittal instructions may be found at www.pci.org/News_And_Events/PCI_Convention/Call_for_Papers.

Deadline: Abstracts are due in the submittal site no later than April 15, 2017.

Contacts: Buildings and general information – Roger Becker rbecker@pci.org; Bridges and transportation structures – William Nickas wnickas@pci.org

Nanotechnology Call for Papers

Meeting: 2018 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference, Feb. 20-24, 2018 in Denver.

Solicited: Papers and conference presentations are solicited on topics related to nanotechnology, specifically, technologies that would contribute to enhancement of material mechanical properties, enhancement of durability, enhancement of repair techniques, or creation of intelligent concrete that would have application in the precast and precast, prestressed concrete industries. Papers presenting innovative techniques are highly desirable.

Note: This call for papers applies to a separate track from the general call for technical papers for this conference.

Requirements: Abstracts of 200 words or less. Papers will be invited after abstract peer review. Paper requirements, presentation requirements, and abstract submittal instructions may be found at www.pci.org/News_And_Events/PCI_Convention/Call_for_Papers.

Deadline: Abstracts are due in the submittal site no later than June 1, 2017.

Contact: Roger Becker rbecker@pci.org

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