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Upcoming Student Competitions

Call for Student Research Posters

The Student Education Committee of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute invites abstracts for Student Research Poster Presentations at the PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference at the Denver Convention Center on February 21-24, 2018. Accepted posters will be displayed in a prominent place in the exhibit hall of The Precast Show and a specific day will be designated for students to interact with convention and show attendees about their research projects.

PCI Big Beam Competition

The PCI Student Education Committee is inviting entries from students to participate in the Engineering Student Design (Big Beam) Competition for the 2017-18 academic year. Each student team must work with a PCI Producer Member to build a precast/prestressed concrete beam that is 22 ft long. The beams will be tested and prizes awarded for best performance in the stated areas. Students must discuss both the structural design and the concrete mixture proportions for the beam.

2018 Big Beam Rules
(Adobe PDF File)

Previous Competitions

The PCI Big Beam competition archives are posted on YouTube! View the video entries of previous year’s team by clicking here.

Engineering Student (Big Beam) Competition

2017 Big Beam Winners Report
(Adobe PDF File)
2017 Big Beam Best Report
(Adobe PDF File)
2016 Big Beam Winners Report
(Adobe PDF File)
2016 Big Beam Best Report
(Adobe PDF File)
2015 Big Beam Winners Report
(Adobe PDF File)

Thank You

The PCI Big Beam Competition would not be possible if not for the generous sponsorship of GCP Applied Technologies, ASPIRE magazine, and PTAC. Thank you!

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