PCI_Education_Logo_3015For professionals in the design and construction industries, continuing education is not only a requirement but a means of ensuring that designers stay up to date on the latest research, innovations, and options available for future projects. Continuing its drive toward the design and construction of high-performance structures, PCI wants to ensure that professionals have a full understanding and knowledge of high-performance precast concrete and its benefits, applications, and design methodologies.

PCI is proud to introduce PCI’s Online Academy, a continuing education series for engineering professionals and students. Each course consists of weekly, 90-minute sessions over a period of four to six weeks. Continuing education credits will be awarded at the conclusion of each course. Courses are offered via an online delivery system, allowing courses to be taken from anywhere in the world!

The courses are taught by leading professors and industry experts in precast/prestressed concrete design. These subject matter experts have significant experience teaching precast/prestressed concrete topics and format classes to optimize learning.

Participants are not required to have prior precast/prestressed concrete experience. Program content will be technical and useful to those designing precast/prestressed concrete structures or who intend to do so in the near future, such as licensed engineers, EITs, professors, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Course – Basic Prestressed Concrete Design

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Length: Six sessions, 90 minutes each
PDHs Earned: 9.0
Start Date: March 22, 2018
Instructor: Dr. Sergio Brenã, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Registration: Click here to register for the March 2018 course


Continuing its commitment to bringing you the latest design information, PCI has updated the Basic Prestressed Concrete Design course to the newly released PCI Design Handbook! This offering will serve as a prerequisite for PCI’s new Advanced Prestressed Concrete Design course, launching later this year. The updated curriculum will ensure that professionals have a full under¬standing and knowledge of precast, prestressed concrete design methodologies.


The prices for the PCI Online Academy are listed below. To take advantage of one of the discounts, please use the listed discount code when registering. Please note that use of a discount code is subject to PCI review. PCI membership status will be verified for each registrant. Click here to register today.



PCI Member, Early Bird*


$ 350

PCI Members*


$ 400



$ 105

Government Members


$ 175


$ 695

Non-Member, Early Bird


$ 625

*PCI membership will be verified for each registrant.


Dr. Sergio F. Brenã, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Technical Requirements

All courses for the PCI Online Academy will run via the GoToTraining.com software. To participate fully in the course, participants will need internet access.