PCI Connections Manual
PCI Connections Manual for Precast and Prestressed Concrete Construction covers the connection applications required to construct all types of buildings using precast concrete components, with design examples and diagrams highlighting each chapter. The manual provides an introduction to connection concepts and discusses material properties and design information. It then lays out specifics for each type of connection, comprising connections for foundations, beams to column and double tees to spandrels, double tees to walls, wall panels to wall panels, architectural elements, and miscellaneous joints. The manual was designed to work in tandem with the PCI Design Handbook 6th Edition. Each design example begins with a list of assumptions as well as concerns about the application, such as the need for tight tolerances or structural details that will hide the connection.