For professionals in the design and construction industries, continuing education is not only a requirement but a means of ensuring that designers stay up to date on the latest research, innovations, and options available for future projects. Continuing its drive toward the design and construction of high-performance structures, PCI wants to ensure that professionals have a full understanding and knowledge of high-performance precast concrete and its benefits, applications, and design methodologies.

PCI is proud to introduce PCI’s Online Academy, a continuing education series for engineering professionals and students. Each course consists of weekly, 90-minute sessions over a period of four to six weeks. Continuing education credits will be awarded at the conclusion of each course. Courses are offered via an online delivery system, allowing courses to be taken from anywhere in the world!


The courses are taught by leading professors and industry experts in precast/prestressed concrete design. These subject matter experts have significant experience teaching precast/prestressed concrete topics and format classes to optimize learning.

Participants are not required to have prior precast/prestressed concrete experience. Program content will be technical and useful to those designing precast/prestressed concrete structures or who intend to do so in the near future, such as licensed engineers, EITs, professors, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Course – ACI 318-14 Changes/Updates 

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Length: Three sessions, 90 minutes each
PDHs Earned: 4.5
Start Date: September 12, 2018
Instructor: Dr. Ned M. Cleland, President, Blue Ridge Design, Inc.
RegistrationClick here to register for the September 2018 course


The course which is three sessions long, will present a review of the reorganization of ACI 318 in the 2014 edition applied to precast/prestressed concrete. The course will be presented in three parts. Session One will be a review of the organization of the code as a component-based document. Session Two will cover technical changes made to ACI 318 that have effects on the design of precast/prestressed concrete. Session Three will cover design examples of a prestressed concrete beam, a precast concrete wall, and a precast concrete column to illustrate the flow through the re-organized code applied to precast concrete components.


The prices for the PCI Online Academy are listed below. To take advantage of one of the discounts, please use the listed discount code when registering. Please note that use of a discount code is subject to PCI review. PCI membership status will be verified for each registrant. Click here to register today.



Dr. Ned Cleland, President, Blue Ridge Design, Inc.

Technical Requirements

All courses for the PCI Online Academy will run via the software. To participate fully in the course, participants will need internet access.