Online Academy: Advanced Prestressed Design

Online Academy: Advanced Prestressed Design
This course is specific to needs of the Precast / Prestressed Concrete industry. This course presents advanced design topics of precast/prestressed components based on information presented in Chapter 5 of the 8th Edition PCI Design Handbook. This course builds on the concepts introduced in the Basic Prestressed Concrete Design series offered by PCI earlier this year. The development of design provisions resulting  from recently completed research supported by PCI is emphasized.

This 6-part online series will present the background and details of provisions for design precast/prestressed components including torsion, dapped end design, ledge design, corbel design, design of compression members, and detailing of beam openings. 

After completing this series, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the background of torsion design provisions in the PCI Design Handbook and be able to apply equations for torsion design contained in the PCI Design Handbook.
  • Learn the basis for the design method used in the PCI Design Handbook and be able to apply design procedures specific to ledges to avoid failure.
  • Comprehend the load transfer characteristics of dapped ends and application of design procedures specific to dapped ends with an emphasis on proper detailing for adequate performance.
  • Understand what P-M Interaction diagrams represent and the influence of different factors of compression members that affect P-M interaction diagrams.
  • Learn the background of strut-and-tie models and be able to construct strut-and-tie models and design corbels using these models.
  • Learn how to design double tee flanges under transverse bending and understand how to treat uniformly applied loads and point loads for transverse design of double tee flanges.

Classes will be held on August 24th, August 31st, September 7th, September 14th, September 21st and September 28th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Central Time. Each class will be hosted online allowing you to access the content from the comfort of your home, office, hotel room, or anyplace with an internet connection! Recordings of each class will be made available to all registered attendees in case of absence or if you'd like to review the content.

Technical Requirements

All courses for the PCI Online Academy will run via the software. To participate fully in the course, participants will need internet access.  
IMPORTANT: You will receive an email from within 24 hours. This email contains the link you will need to join the online training session. If you don’t receive it, please be sure to check your spam folder and contact immediately so we can provide the link for you.

8/24/2023 5:00 PM - 9/28/2023 6:30 PM
Central Daylight Time
Online registration not available.

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