The Connection Details Committee of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has released the first edition of the PCI Connections Manual for Precast and Prestressed Concrete Construction.
The manual covers the array of connection applications required to construct all types of buildings using precast concrete components, with design examples and diagrams highlighting each chapter.
The manual provides an introduction to connection concepts and discusses material properties and design information. It then lays out specifics of connections for foundations, beams to columns, double tees to spandrels, double tees to walls, wall panels to wall panels, architectural elements, and miscellaneous joints.
The manual includes input from 35 PCI members and technical engineers, who worked on individual chapters based on their expertise. Its goal is to answer questions and serve as a teaching tool and reference for the architectural and engineering community in general.