PCI Announces the Release of the PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete, Eighth Edition
CHICAGO – The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is announcing the release of the PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete, eighth edition. It is now available for purchase through the PCI online bookstore.
The PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete, eighth edition, provides easy-to-follow design procedures, numerical examples, and both new and updated design aids using Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14) and Commentary (ACI 318R-14), ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, the 2015 International Building Code, and other current industry standards.
“Whether a newcomer to precast design or a seasoned practitioner, the eighth edition PCI Design Handbook will not disappoint,” said Tim Salmons, chairman, PCI’s Industry Handbook Committee. “It lives up to its reputation as the ultimate design authority for precast/prestressed concrete with comprehensive treatments for industry-specific challenges coupled with cutting-edge design techniques.”
The design information and recommendations contained in the PCI Design Handbook are based on the latest research and a consensus of engineers in practice.
Founded in 1954, The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is the technical institute for the precast concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the body of knowledge for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. PCI provides technical resources, certification for companies and individuals, continuing education, as well as conducts research and development projects, conventions, conferences, awards programs and much more.
PCI members include precast concrete manufacturers, companies that provide products and services to the industry, precast concrete erectors, and individual members such as architects, consultants, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, materials suppliers, service providers, and students.
To learn more, visit www.pci.org.