The NPCA Foundation launched a new student competition at The Precast Show 2019 in Louisville. For the inaugural year, the competition was open to CIM schools – both New Jersey Institute of Technology and California State University, Chico competed. Students were challenged to convert a real-world cast-in-place project into precast concrete and had to consider all of the production, operational, safety, cost and logistical facets of the project. Both NJIT and Chico State presented viable solutions and the judges had a difficult choice, but ultimately selected Chico’s team as the winner. As the first place team, Chico received $2,000 for the students and a $5,000 donation to their school program. NJIT won a $1,200 prize for the students and $4,000 for their school program. Click the button below to watch a video created by Chico State students about the NPCA Design Competition.