Monthly Archives: July 2010

Historical Timeline of Anti-Dumping with Prestressed Concrete Strand

Historical Timeline of Anti-Dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD) associated with Prestressed Concrete (PC) Steel Wire Strand. December 8, 1978:  U.S. Treasury issued antidumping findings on PC strand imports from Japan. February 3, 1999:  After its first review, U.S. Department … Continue reading

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History of the Post-Tensioning Manual

Currently, the Post-Tensioning Manual is in its 6th Edition (2006, first printing) and is published by the Post-Tensioning Institute (Technical Advisory Board committee). The Prestressed Concrete Institute (Post-Tension committee) published the 1st edition of the Post-Tensioning Manual in 1972.  Thereafter, the Post-Tensioning Institute published … Continue reading

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Field-Seating Fixed End Anchor

Occasionally, an ironworker will need to “field-seat” a fixed-end anchor to an unbonded post-tensioning tendon.  This may be required for the following reasons: Lack of stressing access on one side of a double-end stressed tendon. Incorrect tendon configuration at elevation … Continue reading

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