PCI Big Beam Competition
At Spancrete, we have a passion for helping inspire the next generation of precasters. We are proud to have worked with two teams from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on the 2018 PCI Big Beam Competition.
In April, the teams visited our Valders plant to each create a 22-foot long beam. The beams are submitted to the UWM lab for testing, and students are also required to present additional information about the beams' structural design and the concrete mix proportions used.
Judging will begin next week and beams will be judged on the actual max applied load, measured cracking load, weight, cost and other specifications. The winners will be announced later this summer at the PCI Committee Days in Chicago.
We wish our two teams the best of luck!