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The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a nation-wide nonprofit technical organization dedicated to the advancement of construction technology through communication, education, research, and service. Founded in 1948, CSI provides a forum for architects, engineers, specification writers, contractors, suppliers, and others in the industry.

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Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
National Twilight Zone Day

6:00-6:30 p.m. Meet-and-Greet Networking with All Attendees

6:30-7:30 p.m. Live Technical Education Program

As Rod Serling once said, “Imagination… 

its limits are only those of the mind itself.”

Discover High Performance Precast

Presented by Dawn Decker

Executive Director for the

Precast Concrete Institute Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements, and a challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for high-performance structures. High performance is not business-as-usual. The concept of high performance encompasses sustainability; however, it goes beyond a ‘this-or-that’ approach by requiring optimization of all relevant attributes for a project on a life cycle basis. This presentation will explain what high performance structures are, and how precast concrete can help you achieve your high-performance project goals.

Learning Objectives for Program Participants:

1.  Explore the concept of resiliency and how high-performance design incorporates it to provide multi-hazard protection.
2.  Discuss the revised PCI Architectural Certification program as well as tools you can use to specify projects using the updated guidelines.
3.  Describe how precast concrete contributes to design versatility, energy efficiency, and long-term building performance.
4.  Review precast case studies in the Mid-Atlantic area that incorporate the design and structural versatility, efficiency, and resiliency advantages of precast concrete.
Presenter Background:  Since September 2020, Dawn has served as the executive director for the PCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter. She is responsible for association management with key emphasis on educational, technical and marketing promotion of solutions to advance the design, manufacture and use of precast/prestressed concrete products in the Mid-Atlantic region. Previously, she was the Director of Marketing for High Concrete Group in Denver, PA.  High Concrete Group produces architectural and structural precast products primarily serving Central and Eastern PA, NJ, DE and Maryland markets. Dawn has 25 years of progressive sales, marketing, R&D, and executive leadership experience.

TO REGISTER for this FREE program and receive the Zoom URL link, email our host, Ken Robinson at kbrpe@kbraengineering.com no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 11.

CPC-CSI members attending this program will receive a $20 Panera Gift Card by electronic delivery, following the meeting, as a thank you for being chapter members and participating.

This program is registered with AIA CES for 1 LU/HSW continuing education. Continuing education certificates will be available to all attendees, issued by email following the meeting.

The CPC CSI Board meeting will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., prior to the chapter meeting. All CPC CSI members are welcome to attend (if so, please note when you register for the program).

Our Program Committee continues to seek ideas for diverse, unbiased, educational presentations pertinent to the AEC industry.  If you would like to be part of our Program Committee, or just have some program ideas to share, please contact Chris Atwood (catwood@gfnet.com) or Jeff Turicik (JeffTurick@ykkap.com)