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Advanced Prestressed Concrete Design

October 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


For professionals in the design and construction industries, continuing education is not only a requirement but a means of ensuring that designers stay up to date on the latest research, innovations, and options available for future projects. Continuing its drive toward the design and construction of high-performance structures, PCI wants to ensure that professionals have a full understanding and knowledge of high-performance precast concrete and its benefits, applications, and design methodologies.

PCI is proud to introduce PCI’s Online Academy, a continuing education series for engineering professionals and students. Each course consists of weekly, 90-minute sessions over a period of four to six weeks. Continuing education credits will be awarded at the conclusion of each course. Courses are offered via an online delivery system, allowing courses to be taken from anywhere in the world!

The courses are taught by leading professors and industry experts in precast/prestressed concrete design. These subject matter experts have significant experience teaching precast/prestressed concrete topics and format classes to optimize learning.

Participants are not required to have prior precast/prestressed concrete experience. Program content will be technical and useful to those designing precast/prestressed concrete structures or who intend to do so in the near future, such as licensed engineers, EITs, professors, and graduate and undergraduate students.


Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Length: 90 minute weekly session for six weeks
Contact Hours Earned: 9
Course dates: October 24, 31 November 7, 14, 21 and December 5
Instructor:  Sergio Breña, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Registration: Click here to register for the course
This course presents advanced design topics of precast/prestressed components based on information presented in Chapter 5 of the 8th Edition PCI Design Handbook. The course builds on the concepts developed in the Basic Prestressed Concrete Design class offered by PCI. The development of design provisions resulting from recently completed research supported by PCI is emphasized.

The main objectives of this course are to present the background and details of provisions for design of precast/prestressed components including torsion, dapped end design, ledge design, corbel design, design of compression members, and detailing of beam openings.

Classes will be held Thursday nights from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time starting on October 24, 2020. Each class will be hosted online allowing you to access the content from the comfort of your home, office, hotel room, or anyplace with an internet connection! Recordings of each class will be made available to all registered attendees in case of absence or if you’d like to review the content.
The prices for the PCI Online Academy are listed below. To take advantage of one of the discounts, please use the listed discount code when registering. Please note PCI membership status will be verified for each registrant.

Click here to register today!


Fee Schedule Discount Code Price
PCI Members MEMPCI $ 425
Government GVTPCI $ 225
Student STUPCI $ 125
Professor (ACADEMIC) PROFPCI $ 225
Non-Member   $ 700
** PCI Membership will be verified for each registrant

Instructor: Sergio Breña, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst


October 31, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm