June 8, 2021 at 5:49:29 PM
2021 Professor Seminar Connects Industry, Ideas, and People
After a 1-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the PCI Foundation Professors Seminar was back in person. More than forty-five people, including 22 educators, 10 students, and 15 industry partners took part in the three-day event that including professors sharing best practices, students giving advice on how to start a PCI Club at a school, mentorship programs, and plant and project tours.
The goal of this event is to allow professors of architecture, engineering and construction management who are teaching precast concrete time to share best practices for teaching precast, share cutting edge precast industry design practices, and and build the PCI network of professors building the future of our industry.
Special thanks to PCI West and Ruth Lehmann for putting together programming, tours and logistics, Eric Matsumoto at Sacramento State for helping coordinating local speakers and tours, Jim Voss for treating everyone to a fantastic dinner, Doug Bevier of Clark Pacific for coordinating tours and for the Clark Pacific Woodland's plant for hosting us at their event venue The Maples when our original plan was scuttled due to Covid-19.
This was the 6th Professors Seminar held by the PCI Foundation and the best attended program yet in terms of number of professors in attendance. Any professor of architecture, engineering or construction management from US and Canada is invited to attend, whether or not they are planning to propose a PCI Foundation Studio, just interested in learning more about precast, or wishing to learn more about best practices for teaching precast in the classroom.
The 2022 Professors Seminar is planned for May 18-20 at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA.
Previous Professor Seminars
2021 - Sacramento, California (Sacramento State)
2019 - Raleigh, NC (North Carolina State University)
2018 - St. Louis, MO (Washington University)
2017 - Denver, CO (University of Colorado, Denver)
2016 - Los Angeles (University of Southern California)
2015 - Charlotte, NC (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)