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Free Webinar: Design of Post-Tensioned Floors using PT Designer

by Pro Dasgupta, Ph.D., P.E. and Bodhi Sunder Rudra, E.I.T.

December 11, 2018; 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

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Seminar Description

This free web seminar will discuss in detail how to most efficiently use SKGA’s latest computer program, PT Designer, for designing post-tensioned floors. Design examples using PT Designer will be illustrated. The seminar will demonstrate how the program has been designed to be intuitive and easy to use by both the occasional and daily user, with built-in warnings and functions to help promote good designs. The examples will include a two-way slab, long span beam and a two-way structural mat foundation. The three examples will be straight forward and highlight the steps used to create an efficient, code compliant and state-of-practice design. The seminar will guide the viewers through all the steps involved in the design of these structures in PT Designer and explain the associated results. The examples will be useful to both the novice and seasoned designer.

The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Pro Dasgupta is a registered civil engineer in the State of California. He has been with S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC in Palatine, IL since 2005 and has been actively engaged in building code interpretation and development of code support literature. He has co-authored a number of publications including Seismic Design Using Structural Dynamics, Significant Changes to the Seismic Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide and 2009 IBC Seismic and Wind Design of Concrete Buildings. He leads the development and maintenance of all computer programs produced by SKGA.


Bodhi joined S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC in 2017 after completing his Masters from the University at Buffalo. Since then, he has been actively involved in the development of SKGA's various structural software products, including RTWall and Quick Anchor. In the past, he has worked in the bridge division of Midas Engineering Software as a Technical Support Consultant, as well as in ATKINS as a Design Engineer.