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Kennesaw State University Awarded $100,000 Grant To Teach Precast 2020- 2023

PCI Foundation Grants $100,000 to Kennesaw State University for 4-year studio in College of Architecture and Construction Management focused on precast and prestressed concrete education – Precast Industry Partner is Metromont Corporation

Each year the PCI Foundation awards curriculum development grants to universities who submit applications and pass a rigorous review process for acceptance. Kennesaw State University (KSU) is one of this year’s grantees and will use the $100,000 grant for a research, design and innovative collaboration, over a 4-year period, led by the Department of Architecture and Construction Management. KSU is a public university with two campuses, located in Metro Atlanta.

“The PCI Foundation’s mission is to put precast concrete in the classroom so future architects, engineers and construction managers are aware of the possibilities of precast concrete and its myriad uses,” said Marty McIntyre, Executive Director of the Chicago-based PCI Foundation. “Key components to each of the grants we award include industry partnership, new precast curriculum and innovative experiential learning.”

“In 2020, we have had a record number of schools apply and are proud to announce that Kennesaw State University has been awarded funds for a four-year studio incorporating education about the uses of precast and prestressed concrete.”

Name of University: Kennesaw State University, College of Architecture and Construction Management

Location: Kennesaw State University, Dept. of Architecture, Architecture Building N-120, MD9065 – 1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060

Amount granted: $100,000 over a 4-year period

Timing: July of 2020 – through December of 2023

Studio academic leader: Elizabeth Martin-Malakian, Associate Professor of Architecture

Precast Industry Partners: Metromont Corporation and Georgia/Carolinas PCI

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