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:
- Have an understanding of 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.
- Have an understanding of the properties of the basic materials used for prestressed concrete.
Classes will be held on October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm CDT. 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.
All courses for the PCI Online Academy will run via the GoToTraining.com software. To participate fully in the course, participants will need internet access.