The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is the technical institute for the precast concrete industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge (BOK) necessary for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. The BOK refers to the collective knowledge of an industry that is relied upon to design and build with a specific material or system. It is from this BOK that building codes, design guides, education programs, certification, and more are derived.
PCI has developed many resources to aid architects, engineers, and other stakeholders in planning, designing, constructing and maintaining precast concrete structures. This section organizes these resources by topic, rather than by project type. Simply click on the appropriate section below.
Aesthetic versatility, design details, envelope design, Color and Text Selection Guide
Building Engineering Resources
Design for multi-hazard conditions including fire, earthquakes, and explosions
Transportation Engineering Resources
Bridges for Life, Bride Design Manual, precast concrete pavement, piles, State-of-the-Art reports
How Precast Builds
Floors and roofs, walls, structural components, piles, transportation, modular components, and more
Guides & Manuals
Guide specifications, Designer's Notebooks, design tables and charts, tolerances, technical guides, and manuals
Research & Development
Fellowships, project/reports, current RFPs
Innovations in the precast industry including software, designs, and materials
LEED resources, sustainable design, building envelope, life-cycle assessment, case studies, PCI Sustainable Plants Program