PCI’s Certified Erector program extends the institute’s demanding quality standards to the process of erecting the finished precast concrete products in the field. The program provides assurance that the high-quality precast concrete components produced by a PCI Certified Plant are erected to the exacting standards expected by owners, developers, architects, contractors, and the precast concrete structures industry as a whole. The erection process is vital to the overall performance of the finished precast concrete products in the structure. Handling pieces properly and installing them correctly requires well-trained erection personnel who understand every aspect of lifting, maneuvering, and connecting each precast concrete component regardless of its shape or size. An erector may qualify in one of two structural classifications and/or an architectural classification.
The PCI Certified Erector Program is designed to provide assurance that the erecting organization has the managerial and administrative capability to achieve and sustain performance consistent with requirements established by PCI, the producer, and the owner/specifier. It represents the highest commitment to safety and quality an erector can achieve under the PCI Quality Assurance System. Each crew of a PCI Certified Erector is audited twice each year by a PCI Certified Field Auditor with at least one of the two audits conducted by an independent auditor. In addition, the organization’s quality documents, safety and erection procedures, personnel qualification records, project files, and equipment management records are audited annually by an independent third-party PCI Certified Company Auditor to provide evidence that the required managerial and administrative criteria are being met on all applicable projects.
This includes horizontal decking members (such as hollow core slabs on walls) and single-lift wall panels attached to a structure.
This includes everything contained in S1 as well as total precast concrete systems, multi-product structures (those that combine vertical and horizontal members), and single-or multistory loadbearing members, including those with architectural finishes.
This includes non-loadbearing cladding and GFRC products, which may be attached to a supporting member.