Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Resources

PCI is the technical institute for the precast concrete industry.
The Institute develops, maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge (BOK) necessary for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures.
The BOK refers to the collective knowledge of an industry. For this reason, it is relied upon to design and build with a specific material or system.
Therefore, it is from this BOK that we can derive the following information:
  • Building codes
  • Design guides
  • Education programs
  • Certification
  • And more

PCI has developed many resources to aid architects, engineers, and other stakeholders. Consequently, they aid in planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining precast concrete structures.
This section organizes these resources by topic, rather than by project type. Simply click on the appropriate section below.
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Designing with Precast and Prestressed Concrete

PCI Designing with Precast and Prestressed Concrete-binder_front-coverThis primer is an easy-to-read reference on precast concrete design for
developers, architects, engineers, and others in the A/E/C industry. It provides an introduction to available documentation and information available from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).

The guide is divided into chapters that provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the building process in which precast concrete plays a role.

Designing with Precast Prestressed Concrete Chp 1

Chapter 1 –

Introduction

(2 MB PDF File)

Designing with Precast Prestressed Concrete Chp 2

Chapter 2 –

Building Types

(7 MB PDF File)

Designing with Precast Prestressed Concrete Chp 3

Chapter 3 – Design

Considerations

(2 MB PDF File)

Chapter 4 – Components,

Systems, & Connections

(2 MB PDF File)

Designing with Precast Prestressed Concrete Chp 5

Chapter 5 – Precast Concrete

Guide Specifications

(227 KB PDF File)

Designing with Precast Prestressed Concrete Chp 6

Chapter 6 –

PCI Resources

(302 KB PDF File)

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