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PCI releases Design Handbook, Eighth Edition

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s revised PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete provides easy-to-follow design procedures, numerical examples, and both new and updated design aids using Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14) and Commentary (ACI 318R-14); ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures; 2015 International Building Code; and, other current standards.

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The revised handbook can be ordered through the PCI Bookstore tab at www.pci.org.

“Whether a newcomer to precast design or a seasoned practitioner, the eighth edition will not disappoint,” says PCI Industry Handbook Committee Chairman Tim Salmons. “It lives up to its reputation as the ultimate design authority for precast/prestressed concrete with comprehensive treatments for industry-specific challenges, coupled with cutting-edge design techniques.” Handbook design information and recommendations are based on the latest research and a consensus of engineers in practice, he adds.