Benefis of post-tensioned concrete
Friday, December 04, 2015
The benefits gained using post tensioning in structures are;
1. Larger spans.
2. Thinner slabs and
3. Larger pours
4. Reduced floor to floor
5. Reduced conventional
6. Reduced number of
7. Reducedweight of
the structure, therefore smaller and fewer footings.
8. Early formwork
stripping, therefore faster construction.
9. Reduced crane time
since the components are fewer and lighter.
10. Improved deflection control.
11. Overall reduced construction
Post Tensioned Slab systems offer more environmentally sustainable construction
with reduced concrete/cement aggregates consumption, reduced total steel
content and the associated reduction in production energy consumption. When
demolition is required recycling is easier as the concrete is readily separated
due to the reduced steel content.