The Second Annual NPCA Foundation Student Competition was held in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of The Precast Show 2020. Teams from across the country presented their solution to a real-world challenge. This year’s challenge presented students with a project in which an NPCA member had to provide precast for a secondary containment system in a chemical storage tank field with very limited space.
The teams presented to a panel of industry experts and the top three teams were:
First place – New Jersey Institute of Technology
Second place – California State University, Chico
Third place – Idaho State University
The NPCA and PCI Foundations also held a silent auction during The Precast Show and raised more than $49,000. Net proceeds will benefit the NPCA and PCI Foundations’ mission to grow the precast industry through education. To see a list of all of the donations and winners visit precast.org/2020-silent-auction. There, you may also download an associate or producer form to donate for the 2021 silent auction.
During the NPCA Foundation Board of Directors’ meeting, the Board received an update from Dr. Mustafa Mashal, Ph.D., P.E., assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, about Idaho State University’s precast-specific engineering studio, which was jointly funded by NPCA’s and PCI’s Foundations. Additionally, Board members discussed how they can provide funding for future development of precast-specific courses at colleges and universities.
To learn more about the NPCA Foundation, visit precast.org/foundation.