The NPCA professional staff is dedicated to educating students at universities across the U.S. and Canada about the many applications and benefits of precast concrete products. As part of that endeavor, Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, director of sustainability and technical education, traveled to Penn College in Williamsport, Pa., Feb. 14 to conduct a presentation on precast products to a group of about 40 students in the college’s School of Construction & Design Technologies. The presentation examined concrete technology as well as unique precast projects, many of which were completed by NPCA Producer Members.
For the fall 2018 semester, Penn College will be adding a Concrete Science Technology program. Students in the program can obtain an associate of applied science degree that will prepare them for production and analytical evaluation of concrete along with associated expertise in aggregates and admixture technologies. Franklin H. Reber, an instructor at Penn College, discovered there was a demand in the industry for candidates possessing these concrete-related skills and has been passionately pursuing the creation of this program. The NPCA professional staff looks forward to assisting in the success of this program and its graduates.