MAPA Region

Student Memberships

MAPA will sponsor students interested in membership in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Students must be in an accredited program and sponsored by a professor. Any reputable individual engaged or interested in the plant-produced precast and prestressed concrete industry as a producer, supplier of materials and/or services, architect, engineer, contractor, developer technician, educator or student, is eligible to apply for membership.

To request an information packet and student membership application, click here, contact MAPA at (800) 453-4447 or our contact form.


Lectures

Lectures are offered to both undergraduate and graduate classes for schools of engineering, architecture, and construction management. A list of topics covered in a typical lecture follows. Lectures can be modified to cover specific topics of interest.

Schools of Engineering

This lecture may be presented as part of the undergraduate reinforced concrete design class as an introduction to prestressed concrete design. It can also be given as an introduction to the graduate class in prestressed concrete design at the start of a semester. The program is about an hour long.

Structural Precast Topics:

  • Basics of Prestressed Concrete Design
  • Fabrication Techniques
  • Installation Techniques
  • Variety of Building Applications

Each student receives a complimentary copy of the PCI Design Handbook, an $260.00 value, and a CD-Rom that details employment opportunities in the precast industry.

To request any student education program, contact MAPA at (800) 453-4447 or our contact form.

Schools of Architecture

This lecture may be used for the fourth or fifth year students and works particularly well if students are working on a specific building project. The lecture is one hour long.

Architectural Precast Topics:

  • Overview of Color, Form and Textures
  • Proper Detailing Requirements
  • Panelization Techniques
  • Connection Considerations
  • Jointing Requirements
  • Specialty Topics

Each student receives a complimentary copy of the Architectural Precast manual an $260.00 value.

To request any student education program, contact MAPA at (800) 453-4447 or our contact form.

Schools of Construction Management

This lecture may be presented as part of the undergraduate construction materials class or concrete class. The program is about an hour long.

Structural Precast Topics:

  • Basics of Prestressed Concrete Design
  • Fabrication Techniques
  • Installation Techniques
  • Variety of Building Applications

Each student receives a complimentary copy of the PCI Design Handbook, an $260.00 value, and a CD-Rom that details employment opportunities in the precast industry.

To request any student education program, contact MAPA at (800) 453-4447 or our contact form


Text Book Distribution Program

PCI has established a program to distribute key industry handbooks free of charge to qualified students attending college and technical institutes studying the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and CAD. The program simply asks the professor to write to PCI on school letterhead requesting the publications for each student from the list below for each student.

  • PCI Design Handbook (6th Edition)
  • PCI Hollowcore Design Manual
  • LEAP Design Software
  • PCI Bridge Design Manual (one per school with copyright authorization)
  • PCI Architectural Design Manual
  • PCI Videos (one per school)
  • Hollowcore Floors and Walls
  • Architectural Precast Concrete

To request your industry handbooks, write PCI Chicago, ATTN: Dean Frank, 200 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60606, Phone: 312-786-0300 or Fax: 312-786-0353.