Regulations and Eligibility
Entries must be submitted by the architect or engineer of record. To be eligible for consideration, a structure must meet the following requirements:
- geographically located in the United States, Canada, or Mexico
- completed within the last three years (no earlier than Jan. 1, 2009)
- substantially constructed with plant-manufactured precast concrete, prestressed concrete, or glass-fiber-reinforced concrete (this includes architectural and structural applications)
- constructed with precast concrete manufactured in a PCI-Certified or CPCI-Certified plant
- has not received a PCI Design Award previously (honorable mentions may be resubmitted)
Entries will be judged by a panel of highly qualified, impartial jurors from the fields of architecture and engineering. Jurors will consider creativity and ingenuity in the use of precast concrete to achieve aesthetic expression, function, economy, and sustainability, and will recognize excellence in design, engineering, manufacturing, and erection. Anonymity of projects will be preserved so that the judges can complete impartial deliberations.
All measurements should be submitted in U.S. customary units.
Special Awards Jury
A blue-ribbon jury of industry experts will review entries for the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, the All-Precast Solution Award, and the Sustainable Design Award.
Because of the broad diversity and the nature of challenges offered to architects and engineers, no first-place award will be made. All awards will express equivalent recognition at a high level of excellence. There will not necessarily be an award in each category, and there may be cowinners or honorable mentions in certain categories. In special cases, PCI has the option to create ad hoc categories when it feels that doing so is necessary given the specific projects under consideration.
Program winners will be identified on the PCI website by late July 2012. Award winners will appear in PCI’s national publications (PCI Journal, Aspire, and Ascent). The precast concrete producer is responsible for arranging award-trophy presentations to building project-team winners on a project-by-project basis.
Because the purpose of the program is to encourage new and advanced architectural and engineering approaches in the use of our industry’s products, PCI shall have the right to publish all photographs and names of any and all entrants and projects submitted to the program without compensation. Each entrant assumes responsibility for material submitted. All entries MUST complete a photo permission form for each photographer and copyright release form. These forms may be downloaded from this website. Entries without the appropriately completed forms WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. All submissions become property of PCI.