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NPCA Foundation Student Design Competition Finalists Will Present at The Precast Show

Parul Dubey on February 2, 2023 - in Announcement, Events, People

Students and faculty from three universities are traveling to Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 24 to present precast concrete solutions to modern issues as part of the NPCA Foundation Student Design Competition.


Teams representing CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-CHICO, McNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY and NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY will compete for the top prize of $7,000. CSU-Chico was the 2022 winner.

The Student Design Competition teaches future engineers, project specifiers and construction management personnel about the many uses, benefits and innovations available from the precast concrete industry. Students gain a unique opportunity to solve a real-world problem that involves production, delivery, budgeting, engineering and a last-minute change request from the customer.

As finalists, travel and hotel expenses are paid for by the NPCA Foundation. The student presentations will take place during The Precast Show, which is attended by more than 4,500 precast concrete industry representatives.

The Precast Show is hosted by the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) alongside participating associations the Precast/Prestressed Institute (PCI) and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute/National Concrete Masonry Association (ICPI-NCMA). Learn more about The Precast Show at the event website: ThePrecastShow.org.

Learn more about the NPCA Foundation at: Precast.org/foundation.

ABOUT NPCA: Based in Carmel, Ind., NPCA has represented manufacturers of industrial plant-produced precast concrete products and the suppliers of products and services for the industry since 1965, providing members with the programs and information required to operate a successful precast plant. NPCA operates the industry’s largest and most comprehensive plant certification program, which is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

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