PCIs 2007 Design Awards Seeks to Recognize Excellence in Precast Buildings and Bridges

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has issued the Call for Entries for its 2007 Design Awards Competition. The competition, now in its 45th 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 past three years and is substantially constructed with plant-manufactured precast, prestressed concrete, glass fiber reinforced concrete and/or architectural precast 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 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.

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 18, 2007.