CHICAGO — This November, the Precast /Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) will launch a series of interactive, day-long structural design seminars in major cities throughout the United States.

Locations currently include Chicago; Atlanta; Houston; Bloomington, Minn.; Charlotte, N.C.; St. Louis; and Kansas City, Mo. Additional cities are being added.

The PCI Structural Design Seminar is an advanced course for those who have designed with precast/prestressed concrete in the past. Attendees will learn through the design of a three-story, integrated precast office building using the PCI Design Handbook, 7th edition, as a reference.

They will run calculations, review erection drawings, and learn how collaborations with the producer of structural concrete products can streamline the relay of technical information to the production floor to ensure a final product that strictly adheres to specification and design.

Attendees will earn 7.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) or 7.5 HSW-Learning Units (LU). A certificate will be provided at the conclusion of the seminar and attendance data will be submitted to the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors, for which PCI is a Registered Continuing Education Provider. Attendance data will be submitted to AIA for any AIA member.

This fee for the seminar includes a copy of the PCI Design Handbook, 7th edition, a CD of the handbook, seminar notes, breaks, and lunch. Participants who are not already PCI members will also receive a free one-year PCI Professional Membership.

Participants opting for the discounted fee will receive all of the materials above except the PCI Design Handbook text. These attendees will receive a CD-only copy of the handbook and they are encouraged to bring a laptop to class to facilitate the learning experience.

To register, please visit www.pci.org and click on the Structural Design Seminars button at the top of the PCI home page. Select the seminar city of choice and follow the registration link. A credit card is required for online registration.

For additional information, please visit www.pci.org/DHBseminar or contact Alex Morales at amorales@pci.org.

Cities and dates:

Nov.10, 2010 — Chicago
Seminar details:
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University Center Conference (Room: Lake Room)
525 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Nov. 15, 2010 — Atlanta
Seminar details:
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (Room: Concourse Ballroom)
7 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328

Nov. 16, 2010 — Houston
Seminar details:
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive
Houston, TX 77042

Nov. 23, 2010 — Bloomington, Minn.
Seminar details:
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425

Dec. 7, 2010 — Charlotte, N.C.
Seminar details:
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Westin Charlotte (Room: Providence I Ballroom)
601 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Dec. 14, 2010 — St. Louis
Seminar details:
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel St. Louis Airport (Room: Truman)
11237 Lone Eagle Drive
St. Louis, MO 63044

Dec. 21, 2010 – Kansas City, Mo.
Seminar details:
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel Kansas City Airport (Room: Salons BC)
7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64153