During the Post-Tensioning Institute Convention in Minneapolis, Neel Khosa, Vice President of AMSYSCO, presented about the best practices for a post-tensioning supplier and installer. Afterwards, he joined a roundtable discussion with Carl Schneeman (Walker Consultants) and Victor Bretting (JVP Contracting & Consulting).
The objective of this 75-minute session is to present practical guidance and recommendations regarding the continuum of a PT building project. Best practices will be presented by representatives from three of the key participating team members in the project process. The Structural Engineer-of-Record, the PT Supplier/Installer, and the Structural Concrete Sub-Contractor. The Engineer will focus on PT slab and beam design and detailing decisions, how overall structure design choices affect PT, plus cost-effective and efficient design and detailing practices. He will also provide guidance for technical specifications and how they should be tailored to each specific project. The PT Supplier/Installer will discuss estimating, bidding, and review of the construction
documents; recommendations for submittals, samples, and PT shop drawings; and proper fabrication, supply plus field installation and stressing practices. The Contractor will discuss how design, detailing, specifying, and material supply decisions ultimately impact the construction process. He will review the construction and pour sequence, phasing, and other logistics that go into the assembly of the PT building structure from ground up, plus lessons learned. Lastly, these three project representatives will join forces in a round-table panel discussion to collaborate with responses to frequently asked questions and new questions posed by the session attendees.
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