23 - 25 April 2018

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  • Duration: 2 or 3 days
  • Fees:
    - 2 days £775 before 23 March 2018
    after 23 March 2018
    - 3 days £975 before 23 March 2018
                  £1075 after 23 March 2018
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This course provides the know-how and tools for efficient and economical design of post-tensioned structures. It presents the latest developments in construction technology, code provisions, design procedures, and software tools.

After a brief introduction to current post-tensioning systems and construction practice, the course continues with the economics of both grouted and unbonded post-tensioning systems. It covers the concepts and the practical design procedures for post-tensioned beams, one-way and column supported two-way flat slab construction. Each step is supplemented with well-documented literature, examples, and computer simulations.

The course continues with the state-of-the-art methods for graphical modelling of structures for analysis and design of floor systems, including the efficient use of AutoCad drawings, Revit Structure© and ADAPT's model generation tools in bringing BIM within reach of everyday consulting work. It presents an integrated and seamless process for generating structural calculations, post-tensioning and reinforcement drawings, shop (fabrication) drawings and the estimate of quantities.

The course demonstrates an integrated workflow for detailed design of post-tensioned floor systems, foundations, vertical elements, and the overall global design of a building for gravity and lateral loads. The course also covers short and long-term deflections, cracking, temperature loads, crack mitigation schemes, design for seismic forces, and vibration evaluation and control.

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Learning objectives

This programme will include:

  • Current post-tensioning systems and construction practice in buildings and parking structures
  • Economic advantages of post-tensioning in building construction
  • Design know-how and detailing of post-tensioned structures
  • Latest design code provisions for design of post-tensioned structures (EC2, ACI 318-2014, International Building Code)
  • Overview and application of TR43 Report
  • Short and long-term deflections; cracked deflection
  • 10-Step design of post-tensioned floors
  • Effects and design for restraint of supports to shortening of post-tensioned members,
  • Evaluation of concrete floors for vibration and vibration control
  • Assessment and design of temperature loading
  • Design of post-tensioned floors for wind and earthquake forces
  • Structural modelling of post-tensioned buildings & design, using ADAPT software system, AutoCad & Revit Structure
  • Hands-on software and design training workshop

Course benefits

Course attendees will receive comprehensive course notes and reference material including detailed design examples, as well as a copy of the “must have” book on Post-Tensioned Buildings, Design and Construction by Dr Bijan Aalami, valued at 120 Euros.

  • Find out about the latest developments in post-tensioning systems, its construction practice, and economic advantages
  • Understand the requirements of EC2, ACI, IBC (International Building Code) building codes, TR43 Report, and their impact on your design
  • Learn how to avoid costly errors by using an integrated, BIM-based approach in design from architectural drawings to structural documents
  • Become skilled in tendon layout and detailing for good construction practice
  • Examine the possibilities of using powerful software tailored for the design of post-tensioned and conventionally reinforced concrete, including modelling and design through ADAPT software and Revit Structure
  • Learn to design for restraint of supports in mitigating cracking and crack evaluation
  • Acquire the required skill to effectively design floor systems for seismic and wind forces 

Who should attend?

  • Structural engineers engaged in concrete and/or post-tensioning design
  • Contractors interested in the design of post-tensioned structures
  • Engineers responsible for the review of post-tensioned designs
  • Academics and students having an interest and background in concrete design
  • Building officials and city plan checkers
  • Engineers charged with retrofit of post-tensioned buildings
  • Forensic engineers who deal with post-tensioned structures

Participating Organisations

  • Buro Happold
  • WSP Buildings
  • Bovis Lend Lease Ltd
  • ODIN Consulting Engineers Ltd
  • JSA Consulting Engineers 
  • CTT Stronghold 
  • Atkins 
  • Robinson Consulting Ltd
  • FaberMaunsell  
  • Finnmap Consulting 
  • JLE Eng 
  • Halcrow  
  • Campbell Reith
  • Jacobs GIBB Ltd 
  • Nolan Associates 
  • Alan Baxter & Associates 
  • Cameron Taylor Bedford 
  • Appleby Group Ltd 
  • Arab Enterprise
  • Esteyco 
  • Elliott Wood Partnership 
  • Skanska
  • Bunyan Meyer & Partners Ltd 
  • Clarke Nicholls & Marcel 
  • Gyoury Self Partnership 
  • MLM
  • BBR 
  • VSL
  • Freyssinet n
  • MC4

Comments from past participants

"Very good and very relevant."

"Excellent for those new to Post Tensioning Design. Very knowledgeable course presenters. "

"Very good course and very well organised."