The Future of Precast Concrete With Jim Schneider
Jim Schneider is the Executive Director of the PCI Mountain States, a construction trade association coordinating and providing a network of organizations and educational resources to help create, improve, and grow the precast/prestressed concrete industry. In his role, Jim oversees product marketing activities, manages the operating budget, and fosters relations with existing and prospective association members. His decades of experience working alongside architects, engineers, and other industry professionals has spurred Jim’s passion for efficient and sustainable design. He regularly contributes to several national and regional industry publications and is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional).
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Jim Schneider discusses PCI’s purpose and his involvement with the Mountain States
- Why precast concrete is a viable option for construction projects
- How does concrete compare to its biggest competitors?
- Technology advancements that improve concrete’s utility
- The best uses for precast concrete
- Criteria for selecting a precast/prestressed concrete supplier
In this episode…
Thanks to the initiative of cement masons, the construction industry has witnessed rapid advancements in technology, leading to more efficient and sustainable mixtures. Major competitors like wood and steel have also improved, but nothing compared to the capability of precast/prestressed concrete.
While other building elements are cheaper initially, cement’s longevity makes it a more affordable and sustainable material. Jim Schneider, a LEED AP, acknowledges the benefits of concrete innovations. With precast options formed before assembly and prestressed designed to withstand tensile forces, the construction industry can utilize these mixtures to build structures in record time with increased durability.
On this episode of This is Concrete, Chad Gill welcomes Jim Schneider, Executive Director of the PCI Mountain States, to discuss the beneficial uses for precast/prestressed concrete. Jim explains how concrete compares to its competitors, how technology advancements improve utility purposes, and the criteria to consider when choosing a concrete supplier.
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Chad Gill on LinkedIn
- Laminin Coaching
- Workforce Recon
- Jim Schneider on LinkedIn
- PCI Mountain States
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