March 10, 2008
by Canadian Architect
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has issued a call for entries for its 2008 Design Awards Competition. The competition, now in its 46th year, shows how designers are continuing to push the capabilities of precast, prestressed concrete components to achieve more cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing, and quickly constructed projects
Any structure in the United States, Canada, or Mexico that has been completed within the last three years and is substantially constructed with plant-manufactured precast, prestressed concrete, glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and/or architectural precast concrete is eligible. Along with a number of best-in-class awards, there are also recognitions given for industry advancement, sustainable design, and the best all-precast concrete structure.
Jurors will consider creativity and ingenuity in the use of precast concrete to achieve aesthetic expression, function, economy, and sustainability, and will recognize excellence in design, engineering, manufacturing, and erecting. Separate juries will evaluate buildings, bridges, and special categories.
Please visit www.pci.org/news/call_for_entries to learn more about the program and to download a submission form. Entries are due on Friday, May 23, 2008.