Post Tension Design

POST-TENSION DESIGN

The art and science of reinforcing concrete with post-tensioning systems is always evolving. PTE keeps up with the latest developments and best practices providing that expertise to architects and structural engineers who are considering post-tensioning for their projects. With the support of our in-house state-of-the-art design software, we are able to implement the latest techniques for applying and installing the PTE system. Our top-notch engineering team expertly analyses project details and identifies opportunities to optimize the cost-saving advantages of post-tensioned concrete design.

Our services include:

  • Project feasibility studies and cost estimating
  • Full or partial design responsibilities
  • Design / build and negotiated venture work
  • Value added / value engineering
  • Post-tension supply project support
  • Forensic engineering
  • Up to 30% reduction of concrete and 75% reduction of reinforced steel
  • Reduced foundation loading and smaller foundation footprints
  • Reduced member sizes producing a lower building profile and height
  • Continuous framing with less construction joints and greater structural integrity
  • Crack-free waterproof slabs with long spans and a reduced number of columns
  • Deflection and camber control paired with quicker removal of formwork
  • Reduction or elimination of shrinkage cracking – therefore no joints, or fewer joints, are needed
  • Cracks that do form are held tightly together
  • Slabs and other structural members can be thinner
  • Build slabs on expansive or soft soils
  • Design longer spans in elevated members, like floors or beams

In today’s budget-minded climate, being efficient is critical to the success of a project. Count on PTE for design and engineering alternatives and solutions that overcome challenges and get results.