General Information

Day 1

  • Introduction to post-tensioning, post-tensioning systems, applications and hardware
  • Construction technology of post-tensioned structures; preferred construction practice
  • Economics of post-tensioned construction and quantities
  • What you need to know to design a post-tensioned floor; EC2; ACI
  • Concrete Society’s TR43 background and application
  • 10-Step design of post-tensioned floors; long-hand calculation
  • Application of 2D strip method software for rapid design of post-tensioned floors
  • Questions and discussion

Day 2

  • Shortening of post-tensioned floors, cracking and crack mitigation schemes
  • 3D finite element design of post-tensioned floor systems using ADAPT-Floor Pro; a case study of a flat slab floor system; efficient use of AutoCad drawings and Revit Structure ©
  • Modelling and design of multi-story post-tensioned buildings for lateral and gravity loads
  • Immediate and long-term deflections of floors, cracked deflection
  • Evaluation of concrete floors for vibration and vibration design
  • Prestressing losses in post-tensioning
  • Design of post-tensioned floors in high seismic and wind regions
  • Modelling of post-tensioning tendons and construction detailing
  • Questions and discussion

Day 3 (Optional)

The workshop is for those interested in hands-on training in design of post-tensioned buildings. Each participant will be working on his/her own laptop, in which a full version time-limited copy of the ADAPT program will be installed. Starting with an architect’s drawing, participants will be guided through the design process to the creation of the construction and fabrication drawings. They will learn how to start and in a short time conclude, with an efficient design. In Addition, each participant will receive a CD with the educational versions of ADAPT software.

Workshop Benefits:

  • Obtain a hands-on experience and exposure to efficient design of post-tensionined buildings
  • Become closeley familiar with the latest design tools and methods
  • Receive detailed information, literature and design examples of common post-tensioned buildings