The University of Alabama
The studio takes a unique approach when compared to existing PCI studios. Our proposed studio will focus on integrating the multiple facets of prefabrication, including materials, design, fabrication, erection and technology into our existing curriculum to systematically expose the future engineers to the concepts of precast industry. This will be achieved by developing and incorporating precast centric modules into our existing curriculum, through multiple classes spanning from sophomore level to graduate level. This studio will be for the first time will integrate precast concepts across three years of undergraduate curriculum and one year of graduate program. Also, this studio will help to showcase the interactions between the various sub disciplines of CCEE program and how they help to shape the success of a prefabrication exercise.
Following are the activities that we did this year (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) as part of the PCI studio in our classes.