A luxury multi-family community, a major league baseball stadium, and a world-famous causeway highlight the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Insitutute’s 2021 PCI Design Awards which were announced recently. Judges awarded 26 projects and 12 honorable mentions for design excellence in building and transportation categories.
“Once again, the precast concrete industry has put its best foot forward and has delivered many inspiring and impressive projects,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “Each year, the PCI Design Awards program demonstrates that precast concrete is not only a practical solution to many construction challenges, but also a head-turning aesthetic solution.”
The PCI Design Awards have showcased and recognized the creative and innovative use of precast concrete for the past 58 years. A panel of industry experts that includes engineers , architects, and precast concrete producers judges all nominees. The buildings and transportation categories are judged on aesthetic, structural, and use versatility; site, energy and operational efficiency, and risk reduction; and resiliency, such as structure durability, multi-hazard protection, and life safety and health.
Several projects are also honored with special awards. These are judged on similar criteria to the building and transportation projects, as well as additional requirements, including industry advancement, sustainable design, technology, and designs using all-precast concrete solutions. These awards include the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award, the Sustainable Design Award, and the All-Precast Concrete Solution Award.
All winning projects will be showcased and honored at the 2021 PCI Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an event on May 21. They also will be highlighted in PCI publications, including the PCI Journal and the Ascent, and ASPIRE magazines. Visit the Design Awards page for details and photos of all winning and honorable mention projects.
2021 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Special Awards
Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award: Juno Winter Park, Winter Park, Fla., Finfrock
Sustainable Design Award: County Administration South – Building 16, Santa Ana, Calif., Willis Construction Inc.,
All-Precast Concrete Solution Award: Escondido Village Graduate Residences, Palo Alto, Calif., Clark Pacific