PCI Big Beam Competition 2020-2021

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Project Description

For the PCI Big Beam Capstone project our team, the Reinforcers, will be creating an innovative design of a precast/prestressed concrete beam for the PCI Big Beam Competition in Spring 2021. The problem that must be solved for the competition is to design a functional precast/prestressed concrete beam that can carry a total load between 32 and 40 kips without cracking under the total applied service load of 20 kips. The design and construction of the beam must comply with the competition rules attached below. To complete the construction of the beam, the Reinforcers will be working with Tpac, an architectural and structural precast concrete company located in Phoenix, AZ.


PCI Big Beam Competition Rules

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