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That's A Wrap on the 2022 Professors Seminar in Atlanta!

Updated: May 24, 2022

25 Professors attend event at Kennesaw State in Marietta, GA

The 2022 PCI Foundation Professors Seminar took on a new theme and some some new presentation points when 30+ professors and precast professionals met together at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA.

Opening day, professors who have not yet applied for a PCI Foundation grant had a chance to learn more about the application process and what types of courses and learning happens with a PCI Foundation grant.

Later that day, the program officially opened with Mo Wright from Gate Precast sharing the newest advances in precast concrete technology, professors sitting in round tables to discuss

  • Creating continuity beyond the scope of your grant: Using university resources, industry contacts, and community resources to further your goals.

  • Fostering collaboration among faculty, producers, architect and engineers in the classroom

  • Tactics to integrate precast into classroom setting

And professors and students from Kennesaw State created a gallery of work from the 2 years of programs the school has conducted.

Day One Photo Gallery

Day Two included a Metromont Plant Tour in Hiram, GA before the group went on to look at precast projects including the Nathan Deal Justice Center. Architect Bill Clark of Stevens & Wilkinson gave a talk at the jobsite and shared his experience working with precast.

“Early design-assist workshops enabled the design team to fast-track the precast coordination with the concrete structural frame, shop drawings, fenestration and enclosure of the building. It also allowed the design team to fine tune wall panel sizes for efficient shipping, crane lift and installation.” – Bill Clark, Stevens & Wilkinson, Atlanta

We also toured the Avalon Project. Thanks to Endicott for sponsoring the busses for the tours. A pizza lunch at local Italian pizzeria Antico and then we returned to Kennesaw state to have professors share stories of their programs through a Pechakucha ( presentation and another set of round tables

  • Best Practices for teaching

  • Achieving Great Student outcomes

Jim Voss of JVI treated the group to dinner at Mac's Chop House on the Historic Square in Marietta, where we learned that the Mayor had proclaimed May 19, 2022 as Jim Voss Appreciation Day

Day Two Photo Gallery

During the final day, the professors learned a little bit about PCI Research & Development, heard the final round of Pechakucha from professors and had the last two Round Tables

  • How can the grant help my career?

  • ·What happens after the grant?

Twenty-five professors attended from the following universities:

  • Brigham Young University

  • Georgia Tech

  • Kansas State University

  • Kennesaw State University

  • McNeese State University

  • Mississippi State University

  • University of Virginia

  • NJIT

  • UBC Okanagan

  • University of Alabama

  • University of Colorado Denver

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • University of Nevada Reno

  • University of North Dakota

  • University of North Florida

  • Washington University in St. Louis

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