Chicago — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) released the PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete, eighth edition. It is now available for purchase through the PCI online bookstore at

The PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete, eighth edition, provides easy-to-follow design procedures, numerical examples, and both new and updated design aids using Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14) and Commentary (ACI 318R-14), ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, the 2015 International Building Code, and other current industry standards.

“Whether a newcomer to precast design or a seasoned practitioner, the eighth edition PCI Design

Handbook will not disappoint,” said Tim Salmons, chairman, PCI’s Industry Handbook Committee. “It lives up to its reputation as the ultimate design authority for precast/prestressed concrete with comprehensive treatments for industry-specific challenges coupled with cutting-edge design techniques.”

The design information and recommendations contained in the PCI Design Handbook are based on the latest research and a consensus of engineers in practice.