For the past 59 years, the PCI Design Awards have showcased and recognized the creative and innovative use of precast concrete. A panel of engineers, architects, and precast concrete producers judges all nominees. The buildings and transportation categories are judged on aesthetic, structural, and use versatility; site, energy and operational efficiency, and risk reduction; and resiliency, such as structure durability, multi-hazard protection, and life safety and health.
Several projects are also honored with special awards. These are judged on similar criteria to the building and transportation projects, as well as additional requirements, including industry advancement, sustainable design, technology, and designs using all-precast concrete solutions. These are the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award, the Sustainable Design Award, and the All-Precast Concrete Solution Award.
“While many construction professionals already realize that precast concrete is durable, resilient, cost- effective, and functional, the PCI Design Awards reminds everyone that precast concrete also is aesthetically breathtaking in many ways and in a variety of applications,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “Each year, I continue to be amazed at the beauty and quality of the projects that are submitted and honored.”
Winning projects will be recognized on March 4 at the 2022 PCI Convention in Kansas City, Mo. They also will be highlighted in PCI publications, including PCI Journal, Ascent, and ASPIRE magazines.
View all of this year’s winners and honorable mentions.
Founded in 1954, The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a technical institute for the precast concrete structures and systems industry. PCI develops maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge for the design, fabrication, and construction of precast concrete structures and systems. PCI develops consensus base standards, industry handbooks, quality assurance programs, certification, research and development projects, design manuals, continuing education and periodical publications. PCI members include precast concrete producers, erectors, suppliers, professional engineers and architects, educators, students, and industry consultants who complement the wide range of knowledge of precast concrete. For more additional information, visit pci.org/howprecastbuilds.
The above announcement is from Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.
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