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Reinforced Concrete: Pre/Post-Tension

Post-tensioned/ Prestressed Concrete Special Inspection

Description:
This course is designed for working special inspectors with a sound, general knowledge of concrete construction who wish to gain knowledge of prestressed concrete construction. 
The goals of this course are:

  • To assist inspectors in preparing for and passing the ICC Prestressed Concrete Special Inspector exam
  • To provide practical knowledge in inspection of unbonded monostrand post-tensioned decks and other types of prestressed concrete.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of and principles behind prestressed concrete
  • Understanding design and shop drawings
  • Pre-construction considerations and meeting
  • The inspection process
  • Inspection and testing during concrete placement
  • The tensioning operation
  • The literature, specifications, and passing the test

Materials:
The following are approved references for the test, all student should have access to these materials.  Specific materials needed for class will be covered at the first class meeting.

  • 2006 International Building Code
  • ACI 318-5 Building Code Requirements for Structural  Concrete and Commentary (2002 edition is optional)
  • Manual for Quality Control for Plants and Production of Structural Precast Concrete Products – MNL 116-99, 4th edition
  • ASTM Standard A416-04a
  • ASTM Standard A421-02
  • Please note: ASTM Standards are referenced in the 2006 International Building Code:  ASTM REFERENCE STANDARDS.  ASTM Standards are als in ACI Publication SP-71/
  • Field Procedures Manual for Single Strand Tendons, 3rd edition, 2000 (part of a 3 piece set)
  • Specification for Unbonded Single Strand Tendons, 2nd Edition, 2000 (part of a 3 piece set)
  • Recommendations for Prestressed Rock and Soil Anchors, 4th Edition (part of a 3 piece set)
  • ICC Model Program for Special Inspection for 2006 IBC

To register:
Send email to Sharon@NWCEL.org with student name and company.

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