Sidley Precast Group
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 Box Lunch Programs


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All PCI [Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute] Box Lunch Programs are approved by AIA/CES for Continuing Education credits. Sidley is pleased to provide the educational programs to you in the comfort of your own office during your company's lunch hour. To schedule a program, please check the boxes for the programs you would like to have presented and submit the form below.

Educational Programs

     Architectural Precast Concrete #APC07

Participants will become more proficient in the practical application of a wide variety of Precast solutions for design and will learn what design choices can help produce the most cost-effective solutions for their clients.
1.0 Learning Unit (HSW)

     Parking Garage Design & Construction #P006

In this course, participants are instructed in improving security and lighting in parking structures and the inherent safety issues. They are also instructed in architectural treament options for facades which can make garages more aesthetically pleasing.
1.0 Learning Unit (HSW)

     Precast/Prestressed Bridge Design & Construction #BRID07

Owners and designers recognize the low initial cost, low maintenance requirements, and long life expectancy of Precast/Prestressed concrete bridges. Precast structures have also proven to be high in long-term durability and fire resistance and have excellent riding characteristics. Precast concrete bridges can be installed during all seasons and opened to traffic more rapidly than any other permanent bridge system. In addition, high span-to-depth ratios - as high as 35:1 - can be achieved with solid slabs, box beams, multi-stemmed units and I-beams within their respective span ranges. The clean, attractive lines of concrete beams help bridge designers meet the most demanding aesthetic requirements. Most importantly, Prestressed concrete is known for its strength, due to the combination of the tensile properties of high strength steel and the high compressive strength of concrete.
1.0 Learning Unit (HSW)

     Total Precast Structures #TOPRST

This program will familiarize the participants with what a Total Precast Concrete Structure is, how a Total Precast Structure can benefit a project, and what components are used to construct a Total Precast Structure.
1.0 Learning Unit

     Design for Precast Concrete Schools #SCH07

This program demonstrates how a wide assortment of Precast concrete construction materials can be utilized in the design of school facilities. We review the range of products that allow the design professional creative choices with a variety of aesthetics and detailing ease for a cost effective durable design solution.
1.0 Learning Unit (HSW)

     Precast Housing Structures Design & Construction #HOUS06

Whether the design calls for a complete Precast concrete structural system and panels or just a few components, Precast, Prestressed is the design option for many architects because it provides long clear spans, shallow cross sections, high load capacities, high durability, compatibility with block, steel and cast-in-place concrete, and attractive appearance. Owners and residents benefit from low maintenance, two- or four-hour fire ratings, lower fire insurance rates, and the strong acoustical control that Precast/Prestressed components provide. On the job site, the entire project benefits from the efficiencies of Precast, including cost effective, fast construction, all-weather installation, and finished floors and ceilings in one piece.
1.0 Learning Unit (HSW)

     Precast/Prestressed Industrial Structures #IND07

Box lunch attendees will learn the key benefits of Precast/ Prestressed components and see the advantages of an integrated design approach. You can see how these benefits are realized in the design of specific types of structures, and see examples of outstanding Precast applications from around the country. You can also explore the benefits of insulated sandwich wall panels as architectural and/or structural systems, view connection and design diagrams, and compare the benefits of Precast to other types of building materials.
1.0 Learning Unit (HSW)

     Precast Stadium Design & Construction #STAD06

Box lunch attendees will learn how working with your Precast/ Prestressed specialist at the earliest stages of design can mean a winning combination of advantages for your next project. These include flexibility of design, including long spans; high quality of manufactured products; versatility; high-performance, durable materials; and speed of construction because Precast components can be erected quickly once they arrive at the site. You can achieve important cost efficiencies in design and through construction including reduced financing and avoidance of hidden costs. Your PCI-certified Precaster can help you take full advantage of these benefits by coordinating sizes, connections, schedules and aesthetics, using the latest state-of-the-art techniques and casting methods. You can explore types of Precast concrete components typically used in stadium designs and the key benefits of Precast. Learn technical information and connection details to see how easily components can be joined in the field. And consider outstanding applications of Precast design concepts in stadiums and indoor arenas of all shapes and sizes.
1.0 Learning Unit (HSW)

     Precast/Prestressed Plant Tour #PT004

Attendees will observe first-hand how designs and engineering details are executed in the Precast manufacturing process. They will also observe the entire Precast and Prestressed manufacturing process from engineering and connections, forms set-up, casting and finishing. Attendees will gain a better understanding of Precast and Prestressed capabilities and related quality issues. Attendees will learn how Precast fits within the entire building system and how to specify Precast Concrete acurately and safely.
2.0 Learning Unit (HSW)

     Sustainable Desgin Using Precast (LEED) #SUSUT06

After this presentation, participants will understand the following concepts: (1) The key to sustainable building lies in long-life, adaptable, low-energy design. (2) The earth's resources are best conserved if the life of a building is prolonged. (3) Using Precast concrete in buildings conserves energy and resources during and after construction because of the following characteristics of Precast Concrete: (a) The materials used in Precast buildings are natural, renewable, and locally available. (b) Water and materials used in Precast building are often recyclable and recycled. (c) Indoor and outdoor air quality are improved in Precast buildings because less (or no) VOC-based preservatives and paints are required, and because of the thermal mass qualities of Precast concrete.
1.0 Learning Unit (HSW)

     Precast/Prestressed Concrete 101 #P101

Participants will explore building solutions using Precast/Prestressed concrete products. They will learn what Precast/Prestressed concrete products are, how they are manufactured, uncluding structural theory of prestressing, and quality assurance procedures. They will learn about the industry certification program (PCI) of plants, people and performance. Participants will explore numerous examples of architectural and structural concrete solutions for numerous building markets. They will explore a variety of architectural finishes and how each is created in terms of color, form and texture. They will explore common structural solutions using prestressed concrete products and explore integrated solutions; realizing the full potential of lead-bearing architectural Precast unites. The session will end with an overview of industry support available to the design community, including published and electronic media and a question and answer session.
1.5 Learning Unit (HSW)