Online Academy: Basic Prestressed Concrete Design

Online Academy: Basic Prestressed Concrete Design
For professionals in the design and construction industries, continuing education is not only a requirement but a means of ensuring that designers stay up to date on the latest research, innovations, and options available for future projects. Continuing its drive toward the design and construction of high-performance structures, PCI wants to ensure that professionals have a full understanding and knowledge of high-performance precast concrete and its benefits, applications, and design methodologies. This course is intended for Licensed Engineers, EITs, Professors, and Graduate and Undergraduate Students.

This course explains the basic concepts and methods of prestressed concrete design. Attendees will work through the design of a simple prestressed concrete rectangular beam of a building. Both straight strand and harped-strand design will be covered in the example, exposing participants to realistic design conditions. The course is based on ACI 318-14, ASCE-7 (2010), and IBC (2015).

After completing this series, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of the use of prestressed concrete as a design method and the basic equation of prestressing.
  • Identify the difference between pre-tensioned and post-tensioned concrete.
  • Be familiar with the methods and practices of girder fabrication and the methods used to lower tensile stresses.
  • Understand the properties of the basic materials used for prestressed concrete.

Classes will be held on February 15, 22, 29 March 7, 14, and end on the 21st
 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST.  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.  

2/15/2024 5:00 PM - 3/21/2024 6:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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