NJIT CIM Students Prepare For PCI’s Big Beam Competition

Under the direction of Dr. Mohamed Mahgoub, on Friday, May 24, the NJIT PCI student chapter had an incredible day placing concrete at Jersey Precast for PCI’s Big Beam competition.

In this competition, each student team must work with a PCI Producer Member to build a 20 ft. long precast/prestressed concrete beam. The beams will be tested and prizes awarded for best performance. In addition, students must discuss both the structural design and the concrete mixture proportions for the beam. The competition is a great way for our students to learn and showcase their engineering skills.

Working with the professionals at Jersey Precast, our team worked to calculate measurements, build the framework, set up the reinforcement bars and pour concrete to create a strong beam for the competition. They did an amazing job!

Special thanks to Rey Chavez, Afzali Bhatti, George Hand III, the team at Jersey Precast and CIM students Ahmad Afzali, Ahmed Oka and Nikoloas Figueroa.