Pankow not only exhibits Innovative Thinking as a core value through our approach to projects, but
also through participating in research that advances the industry. Over the years, Pankow leadership
in Industry Associations and in research and development efforts has introduced world-recognized
innovations and new technologies into the marketplace.
Building with Pankow, you will have front row access to our on-going participation in research activities
leading to advances in building design, construction and management methods. Here are a few
highlights of our activities:
Building with Pankow, you have front row access to our ongoing participation in research and
development into advances in building methods, materials and project tools.
Charles J. Pankow established the Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF) in 2002 as a nonprofit, public
benefit, charitable corporation in 2002 to fund research, development and adoption of new ideas and
products that will help the U.S. building construction industry be more efficient and cost competitive.
Since launching its first grant in 2006, CPF has funded more than $5 million in research grants in the
United States, concentrating on the areas of Project Team Tools and Practices and Structures and
significantly supporting the development of a National BIM Standard for Structural Concrete and Project
Execution Planning for Building Information Modeling.
Although CPF operates independently from the company, Pankow personnel regularly participate on
the CPF Advisory Council and as Industry Champions of research projects. And while we are dedicated
to bringing the advancements to our clients, as a 501c(3) institution, all of the products resulting from
the foundation’s grants are available in the public domain. For more information on the Charles Pankow
Foundation or to access its research products, please visit their website at www.pankowfoundation.org
Pankow’s 40 year involvement and leadership in the American Concrete Institute has led to numerous
advances in the structural concrete design and construction field. Strategic and research initiatives have
led to Performance-Based Design approaches, construction methodologies and advanced concrete
and precast structural systems for buildings that provide reliable seismic performance while limiting
damage. Throughout our history and continuing today, Pankow is a recognized leader in the concrete
construction field, striving to improve this industry for everyone’s benefit.