The May 18 deadline for entering the Precast-Prestressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) 2007 design awards competition is fast approaching.
The competition, now in its 45th year, shows how designers continue to advance 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 completed in the past three years and substantially constructed with plant-manufactured precast, prestressed concrete, glass-fiber-reinforced concrete, or architectural precast concrete is eligible.
Awards will be presented for several best-in-class categories, as well as recognition for industry advancement, sustainable design and best all-precast structure.
Judging criteria will include creativity, ingenuity, aesthetic expression, function, economy, sustainability, and excellence in design, engineering, manufacturing, and erecting.
Information and entry forms are at http://www.pci.org/news/call for entries, or call PCI's Chicago headquarters at (312) 786-0353.