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Pci Automates Plant Certification Document Flow

Effective immediately, PCI is migrating to an electronic Quality System Manuals (QSMs) submission process to reduce necessary resources for both the association and member plant operations

Source: Precast/Prestressed Institute, Chicago

Effective immediately, PCI is migrating to an electronic Quality System Manuals (QSMs) submission process to reduce necessary resources for both the association and member plant operations. Accordingly, all QSMs now must be submitted electronically.

Implemented concurrently with PCI's January 2010 headquarters relocation, the electronic submission requirement will significantly reduce administrative, printing, and shipping costs and help facilitate the move, since all current hard copies will be shredded and recycled. PCI requests, therefore, that all members participating in the PCI Plant Certification Program electronically submit a current, up-to-date QSM, in its entirety, by February 15, 2010.

QSM submission requirements include (1) all QSMs should be submitted regardless of any recent hard-copy submissions; (2) Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) is the preferred format, but Microsoft Word (.doc) files also are acceptable; (3) files may be submitted via e-mail, but must be smaller than 10 MB; (4) files larger than 10 MB should be copied onto a CD and mailed to PCI; and, (5) e-mail addresses of designated plant quality-control personnel should be included in the submission. Once the QSM has been received, confirmation will be sent via e-mail. Questions or comments may be directed to Jessica Burnett, 312/583-6774, jburnett@pci.org; or, Dean Frank, 312/583-6770, dfrank@pci.org.