Northern Arizona Univeristy PCI Big Beam Competition

Purpose of Project

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Big Beam Competition is needed because it encourages young minds to think up innovative designs for a concrete beam and its properties. These students are trying to understand the development of prestressed concrete beams, and teams are trying to predict and analyze their beam’s behavior. The behavior being analyzed is cracking, ultimate strength, and change in ultimate strength.

Team Members

Haitham Murad

Civil Engineer

Sarah Rzeszut

Civil Engineer


Christopher Chapman

Civil Engineer

Demian Perera

Civil Engineer

Sponsor and Cleint

    Robin Tuchscherer, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Associate Professor

    Technical Advisor

    • Gary Miller

      Grading Instructor