Tips for Post-Tensioning—Part II

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Dan Falconer’s “Tips for Post-Tensioning,” was first published in the February 1988 issue of Concrete International, and its guidance is still relevant today. Since those tips were printed, however, there have been changes in the ACI 318 Code, advancements have been made in the software programs used for design, and additional experience has been gained with the performance of post tensioned (PT) structures. In the current article, Don Kline provides additional tips that reflect some of these developments. In addition, the current article broadens the scope of the tips from the first article’s focus on parking structures to include two-way slabs that are typically found in buildings.