Lunch Education Program
Institute of Architects requires members to obtain Continuing Education
Units each year to maintain membership in AIA. The Precast/Prestressed
Concrete Institute has utilized the formatted education program of
AIA to offer accredited courses about Architectural Precast Concrete,
Parking Garages, and Hollowcore Floor and Roof Slabs. In addition
helping architects earn credited hours toward re-licensing, the courses
provide valuable understanding about the proper application, efficient
utilization, and economics of precast/prestressed products in a broad
range of construction projects.
Prestressed Group has been providing boxed lunch programs featuring
Architectural Precast Concrete to Oregon architects since 2000.
If you think such a
program would be beneficial to you and your firm, please contact the
Architectural Precast Concrete manager at Knife Rivers Prestressed
Prestressed sponsors short seminars that focus on precast/prestressed
bridge design and fabrication issues. Contact Keith Kaufman at
Knife River. email@example.com to
setup a seminar. Once a topic is established, a time period of 1.5-2.0
hours is scheduled at your office, usually around lunchtime.
issues certificates showing Professional Development Hours for each
seminar. In the past few years, firms and agencies such as CH2M
HILL, DEA, OBEC,
City of Portland, and ODOT Bridge have participated in more than a dozen
seminars. Topics have included shear design, segmental precast construction,
composite flexural design, prestress losses, and more. Both Standard
and LRFD Bridge Specifications are discussed. Power Point presentations
combined with MathCad and Excel templates help illustrate topics of
discussion related to the bridge precast industry.
Concrete Design Course
1993, the Oregon Precast Concrete Institute (OPCI) has sponsored
Prestressed Concrete Design at Oregon State University (OSU). This course
is offered each year during the winter term and is taught by Knife
River Chief Engineer, Dr. Keith Kaufman.
can be obtained for undergraduate and graduate credits or through OSU's
Continuing Education Program. The course covers the basics of Prestressed
Concrete Design. A Reinforced Concrete Design course is a prerequisite.
PCI will provide a complimentary copy of the PCI Design Handbook, and
a Manual For the Design of Hollow Core Slabs. The ACI 318 Building Code
and Commentary is the main design reference. Post-tensioning and segmental
construction concepts are introduced.
class consists of 30-40 undergraduate, 5 graduate, and 5 continuing
students (consultants, public agency engineers, etc.) PCI and Knife
River Prestressed Concrete Group will continue to offer students
the opportunity to compete in the National Big Beam Contest. OSU
fielded teams annually since 2000, many having earned cash winnings
and national recognition. The student teams must design, fabricate,
a beam, and will compete nationally against similar teams from other
schools. A report is generated and submitted to PCI that includes
details of the design, test predictions and results. The contest provides
excellent exposure to the precast industry and plant fabrication.
perform the work during the spring term at OSU and receive course credits
for their efforts.