post tensioned

Part II: Littleton Village Condos Building 1- A Tale of PT

by Alex Pappas, EIT May 20, 2019

Prologue: EVstudio has designed several apartment/condo buildings recently, and all of them have one thing in common. That’s right! Each one utilizes a post-tensioned slab to elevate the “living space” and create usable space below. While PT slabs are nothing new, they continue to provide […]

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Part I: Winter Park South Sitzmark Building E- A Tale of PT

by Alex Pappas, EIT May 15, 2019
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Prologue: EVstudio has designed several apartment/condo buildings recently, and all of them have one thing in common. That’s right! Each one utilizes a post-tensioned slab to elevate the “living space” and create usable space below. While PT slabs are nothing new, they continue to provide […]

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Restrained versus Unrestrained Members

by EVstudio AEP January 7, 2019
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In the last several months, I’ve had many questions about what constitutes a “restrained” concrete member, and what constitutes an “unrestrained” concrete member.  The volume has been such that I’ve decided to take a break from my usual post-tensioned discussions and lay this out. This […]

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Reviewing Elongation Reports

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017
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At this point, I think it’s fair to say that I’m a proponent of post-tensioned structures.  I’ve found that they can be very economical, and there are many things you can only do with post-tensioned concrete.  However, there’s one point that I think all structural engineers […]

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Damaged Post-Tension Tendons

by EVstudio AEP February 25, 2016
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I’ve written a great deal in the last couple of years regarding design considerations for post-tension slabs, as well as the “right” way to install and finish post-tension tendons.  And while I’ve touched briefly on some of the potential pitfalls of post-tensioning, I haven’t discussed […]

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Post Tensioned Slab Foundation for Apartments in Delta, Colorado

by Jim Houlette, PE May 22, 2011

EVstudio provided structural engineering services for the post tensioned slab-on-grade foundation for a project under construction in Delta, Colorado.  The project is being built by Shaw Construction with RMS Concrete Inc providing the contractor services of the concrete placement. The project is called Alta Vista […]

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EVstudio Speaking at SEAC Fall Seminar – Post Tension Foundations

by Jim Houlette, PE October 17, 2010

The Structural Engineers Association of Colorado, SEAC, will be having its Fall Seminar on October 21.  Topics to be discussed are Masonry Veneer and Cladding Systems, Welding Knowledge for Structural Engineers and Post-Tensioned Slab Foundations in Colorado.  Jim Houlette of EVstudio will be a speaker […]

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