Precast Systems Engineering
Precast Systems Engineering (PSE) specializes in construction engineering primarily focused on precast, prestressed concrete for buildings, marine structures, and bridges utilizing UHPC in components and connections. The firm’s philosophy is based on teaming up directly with contractors, engineers, and owners in order to streamline fabrication or placement, facilitate communications throughout the design and casting process, and provide the best overall project delivery in terms of durability and performance.
Precast Systems Engineering is partnered with Precast Systems Inc. and Cor-Tuf UHPC which allows us to use advanced material technology and experience to fulfill a commitment to execution in a wide array of projects. Our group is aiming to take UHPC and Precasting to another level in order to answer the challenges of the construction future by reinventing steel and reimagining concrete.
JP Binard, PE
JP Binard, a professional engineer registered in several states along the East Coast from New York to Florida, is the owner and manager of Precast Systems Engineering, LLC. After 5 years with Royal Concrete Concepts, a precast concrete modular fabricator and installer in Florida of schools, warehouses, and hotels, JP moved to Bayshore Concrete Products in Cape Charles, VA. Bayshore was a leading manufacturer of precast, prestressed products in the heavy marine, civil infrastructure work including piers, wharves, bridges, and rail. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Skanska, a global construction company, Bayshore’s engineering staff managed by JP as Chief Engineer interfaced and assisted the operations of the Southeast and Northeast divisions of SKANSKA USA Civil. Upon obtaining licensure in 2009, JP led many design-build efforts along with redesigning previously engineered projects to accommodate precast alternatives. Through collaboration with the contractor, the engineer, and the supplier, the finished product in these modifications results in a better structure for the owner with more straight forward, implementable construction practices and better overall quality by repetition or clear means and methods.
In 2016, an opportunity presented itself to visit Malaysia as part of a PCI Technoquest on Ultra High Performance Concrete which served as the catalyst to start Precast Systems Engineering. JP has been integral to the discussions surrounding UHPC and a part of several large castings ever since that trip. JP currently serves as Chair of the Ultra High Performance Concrete Sub-Committee to the Committee on Bridges and former Chair of the Prestressed Concrete Piling Committee in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). These committees are responsible for delivering the State of the Art and State of the Practice documentation to design practitioners and precast concrete producers. The committees work with DOT personnel and University faculty nationwide along with the PCI staff to move forward initiatives for the betterment of the industry. JP also serves on two National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) panels. The panels relate to the tolerances for prefabricated accelerated bridge products and ultra high performance concrete connections. As a result, JP is also active in the Transportation Research Board and their respective concrete committee AFF30.
JP resides at his home and office on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with his two young children as well his faithful, regal golden retriever, Miles. He enjoys the nature of the Eastern Shore coupled by the bounty of fresh seafood and local ingredients available to express his passion for cooking and sharing it with friends and family.
- PCI: Chair UHPC Sub-committee to the Committee on Bridges, 2016-Present
- PCI: Past Chair Prestressed, Precast Concrete Pile Committee, 2014-2018
- PCI: Member of Committee on Bridges, Lateral Stability Sub-Committee 2012-Present
- PCI: Georgia/Carolinas Regional Technical Committees, 2011-2014
- TRB AFF30: Concrete Committee, 2014-Present
- NCHRP 12-98 and 18-18 Panel Member
Publications + Achievements
- “UHPC: A Game-Changing Material for PCI Bridge Producers” PCI Journal, March-April 2017
- “Lateral Stability: Who Owns the Risk?” Aspire Magazine, Fall 2017
- Recipient of the 2017 Charles Zollman Award
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