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POST-TENSIONED CONCRETE DESIGN COURSE

by Dirk Bondy S.E. and Bryan Allred, S.E.

When: September 29, 2023 - December 15, 2023 (excluding the week of Thanksgiving)

Where: Online

Cost: Choose from options listed below

Email us at maria@skghoshassociates.com, to get updates on our Post-Tensioned Concrete Design Course.

Individual - 10-week intensive course with lectures, live discussion sessions, assignments, exams, and a complete manual design project = $2,500

Registration Closed - Individual

Individual Plus - Get everything in Individual along with one copy each of PT Data, PT Designer, and Post Tensioned Concrete Principles and Practice hard copy book = $4,000. (Please note, that the computer programs and the publication you will receive are worth $3200.00)

Registration Closed - Individual Plus

Corporate - Lectures and discussions with one copy each of PT Data, PT Designer, and Post Tensioned Concrete Principles and Practice hard copy book = $4,000 for the first registrant; Lectures and discussions ONLY for each subsequent registrant = $2,500. (Please note, that the computer programs and the publication you will receive are worth $3200.00)

Registration Closed - Corporate

Please call (847) 991-2700 for more information.

Course Description

The most popular concrete floor system in the United States and abroad is made of post-tensioned concrete, yet most universities do not offer a course in post-tensioned concrete design. At best, some universities offer a course in Prestressed Concrete, which typically focuses on simply supported precast beams with straight, bonded strands. Therefore, many young engineers are tasked with using complicated post-tensioning software without the knowledge of what the software does in the design process.

ICC SKGA is proud to announce a complete online course in post-tensioned concrete design. This same course has been taught by Dirk Bondy, S.E. at UCLA and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for over a decade, and now it will be made available to everyone. The course will be taught by Dirk Bondy and Bryan Allred, both registered structural engineers in multiple states including California, with extensive practice and teaching experience.

Topics covered include:
  • Equivalent loads
  • Service stress checks in statically determinate and indeterminate systems, moment redistribution
  • Load balancing
  • Flexural strength and demand including secondary effects, and beam shear design

Course Highlights

    Use of the Canvas platform commonly used in many universities, where assignments will be given, collected, and graded and materials will be posted.

    Online video lectures that can be viewed on your schedule, with a live ZOOM discussion once a week.

    Access to both Dirk Bondy and Bryan Allred through Canvas or email for questions and support throughout the course.

    (Only for Individual Plus and Corporate,) inclusion of your own licensed versions of PTData and PT Designer that can be used during and beyond the course.

    (Only for Individual Plus and Corporate,) inclusion of a hard copy of Bondy and Allred’s book “Post-Tensioned Concrete Principles and Practice”.

    Ideal preparatory course for the Concrete Section of the SE Exam.

    Six graded homework assignments.

    Two optional take-home exams.

    One complete manual design of a continuous two-span beam with columns, with comparisons to the PT Data software output.

    PDH's for attending the recorded sessions and the live discussions.

Speaker Bio

Dirk Bondy received his BS degree from Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1988 and his MS degree from UC Berkeley in 1989. He is president of Seneca Structural Engineering, Inc. in Newport Beach, CA and is a registered structural engineer in the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Hawaii.

Dirk Bondy has been a practicing engineer since 1989. His professional interests and expertise are in the areas of post-tensioned concrete, seismic design and retrofit. In addition to his structural design experience, Mr. Bondy teaches Design of Prestressed Concrete at UCLA and at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has also been an instructor at the University of California, Irvine and Cal Poly, Pomona where he taught courses on Reinforced Concrete Design, Pre-stressed Concrete Design, Structural Design, Seismic Design and Steel Design. He is the co-author of Post-Tensioned Concrete Principles and Practice and has also been published in numerous journals and conference proceedings. He is also a private pilot with over 1,350 hours of flying time.

Bryan Allred, S.E. is a licensed structural engineer who specializes in the design of reinforced concrete buildings utilizing post-tensioned floor systems. He is the co-author of the book “Post-Tensioned Concrete Principles and Practice” which covers the use post-tensioning in concrete structures from fundamentals to specific construction engineering and detailing. Bryan is a fellow of the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI), a member of their Technical Advisory Board, Education Committee, Building Design Committee, and a member of committee 423 of the American Concrete Institute. He has also given numerous educational seminars/webinars across the country highlighting the application and benefits of post-tensioning.