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PCMA of Texas offers a variety of AIA, PDH Box Lunch Programs and Seminars for architects and engineers. PCMA can provide programming on specific topics or design a complete programming package that details the fabrication of precast prestressed concrete products to their end use in construction projects.

Box Lunch Programs

PCMA offers ten Box Lunch Programs that can be presented in your office. You provide the venue, PCMA provides a quality lunch and an AIA approved educational program in one hour or one and half hour formats. Contact Us to schedule your Box Lunch.

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Box Lunches

Discover High Performance Precast

Program Number Authorized: LIVEDHPP

Credit: 1.00 HSW

  1. Define high performance structures.
  2. Discuss the advantages and long-term benefits of high performance design.
  3. Describe how precast concrete contributes to design versatility, energy efficiency, and long-term building performance.
  4. Explain the concept of resiliency and how high performance design incorporates it to provide multi-hazard protection.

Recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements, and a challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for high-performance structures. However, high performance is not business-as-usual. The concept of 'high-performance' encompasses sustainability; however, it goes beyond a 'this-or-that' approach by requiring optimization of all relevant attributes for a project on a life cycle basis. This presentation will explain what high performance structures are, and how precast concrete can help you achieve your high performance project goals. The presentation also covers the basics of precast concrete, its applications, finishes, etc.

Architectural Precast

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW LU Professional Development Hours: 1.0 Learning Outcomes After viewing this program, you will be able to:

  1. Describe basic concepts related to energy conservation
  2. Describe basic concepts related to condensation control (mold / mildew)
  3. Discuss LEED and other rating systems
  4. Explain the insulating properties of precast concrete sandwich panels

Program Number DPC10 = 1.0 HSW Learning Units Program Number DPC15 = 1.5 HSW Learning Units Program Number DPC20 = 2.0 HSW Learning Units After attending this presentation, learners will be able to:

  1. Use the Designing with Precast and Prestressed Concrete binder resource to:
  2. research the different precast applications available to them as designers
  3. determine if a specific precast application will work in their next design project
  4. determine if architectural applications meet their client’s needs
  5. Discuss different precast options relevant to design decision making processes

Precast:Prestressed Parking Garage Design

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW LU Professional Development Hours: 1.0 After you have completed this educational program you will be able to:

  1. Identify the different precast, prestressed concrete systems used in parking structures
  2. Explain the benefits of using precast, prestressed concrete in parking structure

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW LU Professional Development Hours: 1.0 After you have completed this educational program you will be able to:

  1. Identify the different precast concrete systems used when designing school buildings
  2. Discuss how different Precast/Prestressed components are used in school designs
  3. Explain the properties of precast concrete school buildings
  4. Use the aesthetic features of precast concrete to create structures that meet the unique needs of schools
  5. Understand the precast concrete design process

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW LU Professional Development Hours: 1.0 After you have completed this educational program you will be able to:

  1. Identify the different precast, prestressed concrete systems used in stadium designs
  2. Explain the benefits of using precast, prestressed concrete in stadiums
  3. Discuss the benefits of PCI-certified precast producers

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW LU Professional Development Hours: 1.0 After participating in this program, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the different precast concrete systems used in housing
  2. Explain the benefits of using precast concrete in housing structures
  3. Design precast concrete housing with personal safety and environmental concerns in mind
  4. Utilize precast concrete structures to benefit clients with fire suppression and environmental needs

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW LU Professional Development Hours: 1.0 After participating in this program, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the different precast concrete systems used in housing
  2. Explain the benefits of using precast concrete in housing structures
  3. Design precast concrete housing with personal safety and environmental concerns in mind
  4. Utilize precast concrete structures to benefit clients with fire suppression and environmental needs

The Basics

Introduction to Total Precast Systems

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW LU Professional Development Hours: 1.0 After you have completed this educational program you will be able to:

  1. Discuss precast concrete characteristics, advantages and benefits, typical construction methods and construction applications
  2. Understand precast applications and uses
  3. Review typical precast building components
  4. Learn about the manufacturing processes that give precast concrete its consistent high quality
  5. Gain insight on technical considerations including connections, construction and erection
  6. Understand the precasters role in assisting the design team with its goals.
  7. Access industry resources available to designers of precast structures
  8. Hollow Core Concrete

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW LU Professional Development Hours: 1.0 After you have completed this educational program you will be able to:

  1. Identify the different precast, prestressed hollow-core concrete systems
  2. Explain the benefits of using precast, prestressed hollow-core concrete
  3. Discuss the benefits of using hollow-core concrete with owners and other designers

Basics of PPC Design

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW LU Professional Development Hours: 1.0 After you have completed this educational program you will be able to:

  1. Participants will explore building design solutions using precast and prestressed concrete products from an industry perspective.     
  2. State what precast, prestressed concrete products are and how they are manufactured, including a basic description of the theory of prestressing
  3. Describe quality assurance procedures and industry certification programs for plants, personnel, products and erectors
  4. Identify examples of architectural and structural concrete solutions for various building markets
  5. Identify architectural finishes and how each is created in terms of color, form and texture
  6. Identify structural options and integrated architectural and structural (Total Precast) solutions using prestressed concrete products
  7. Discuss life cycle benefits and the role that precast/prestressed concrete products can have in the development of high performance, energy efficient, sustainable building solutions

Executive Box Lunch

The Executive Box Lunch takes advantage of the internet by providing real time presentations through Go-To-Meeting®. When you need the information or continuing education points right now, the Executive Box Lunch can be up and running in minutes. You provide the venue, PCMA provides the lunch, then you sit back in the comfort of your office and learn what you need to know about precast prestressed concrete and its applications.

Seminars

PCMA of Texas offers a variety of 1/2 day and full day seminars ranging in topics from parking garage design consideration to architectural design programs. Watch our upcoming events page for the latest offerings from PCMA.

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