Academic Membership Has its Privileges
All the resources on this page are available FREE to professors teaching at a university, college, or technical school and studying engineering, architecture, CAD, design, construction or construction management, or any field related to the use of precast/prestressed concrete. If you are a student, ask your professor to request these resources on your behalf.
What Free Resources Are Available?
Resources provided FREE for academic use include technical and design manuals, design software, in-class guest lectures, webinars and in-person plant tours. PCI will help coordinate requests for guest lectures, webinars, or in-person plant tours with local producers or regional associations.
FREE Software Resources Available on Request
If you are teaching a class and would like access to one of the following resources, just send a request from your university email to the
- LEAP Design Software. [This software is delivered via postal service]
- Tekla Structures Building Information Management (BIM) software
FREE Video Resources Available for Online Viewing and Download
PCI/AFRL Blast Test
Building It Better
This video discusses advances in precast concrete design for seismic regions and demonstrates some of the results generated by the Diaphragm Seismic Design Methodology program.
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Plant Tour
This video explains the entire process of producing a prestressed concrete unit, in this case a double-tee, at a PCI-certified plant. Video duration is 13 minutes and 35 seconds.
Precast Concrete and the Green Movement
Sustainable design is a team effort. Learn more about sustainable design using precast concrete in this short video. Video duration is 10 minutes and 35 seconds.
Precast Concrete Storm Resistance
This video demonstrates the performance of various wall panel systems when expose to hurricane-force winds and debris. Video duration is 3 minutes and 15 seconds.
PCI Hollow Core Concrete Floors and Walls
This video explains the capabilities of hollow core floors and walls for owners, designers, contractors and users, from concept to construction to occupancy. Video duration is 22 minutes and 59 seconds.
PCI Architectural Precast Concrete
This video provides an overview of architectural precast concrete and its uses as a design material. Video duration is approximately 14 minutes and 22 seconds.