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Architecture Professors Invited To Present Design Research at National Convention on Pre-cast Concrete

Two faculty members from NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design were invited by the PCI Board of Trustees/PCI Foundation to present their design research at the 2011 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. This event is the industry’s premier national venue for the exchange of state-of-the-art ideas and information on precast concrete design, fabrication, and construction.

Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster presented NJIT’s PCI-sponsored design studio, a unique partnership with the industry that combines education and research on the use of prefabricated concrete technologies in specialized architectural applications for integrated, high-performance building. Associate Professor Richard Garber presented the recently completed 2011 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon entry by Team New Jersey. This project is the first house in the competition's history to use precast concrete panels as the primary construction material and was built on National Mall in Washington, D.C., remaining open to the public until October 2, 2011.