How Precast Builds: PCI Architectural Certification Program

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Precast/Prestressed
Presented by Randy Wilson

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the purpose and benefits of certification programs.
  2. Explain the effect of a quality assurance program on finished product quality, safety, and the overall construction process.
  3. Describe the basic difference between the various PCI certification categories.
  4. Explain how to specify architectural precast concrete using the appropriate PCI certification categories.


1 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BNP Media offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

This presentation discusses the purposes and benefits of construction and design certification programs, explains the effect of quality assurance on finished product quality, and describes the differences between various PCI certification categories.

Arch Cert

Photo courtesy of Pinnacle Sporting Facility Kansas City, MO


Randy Wilson has been promoting, educating and marketing architectural precast concrete and thin masonry façade solutions to the architect and construction manager community throughout the United States and Canada for 30 years. He began his career in cost accounting and estimating at Thomas Concrete (now Coreslab Structures, OKLA) and spent 13 years in sales at Concrete Technology, Inc (now High Concrete). He was national sales manager for thin brick at METROBRICK, and was owner of Select Thin Brick, a thin brick distribution company, and was thin brick product manager for Meridian Brick. He has been a member of PCI’s Architectural Precast Committee since 1995 and was co-author of the “Architectural Precast Concrete, MNL-122 Third Edition.”


Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute PCI is the technical institute for the precast concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the body of knowledge for designing, fabricating, and constructing with precast concrete. PCI provides technical resources, certification, continuing education, and much more.
Originally published in October 2020