Author Archives: Neel Khosa

Time-Lapse Video : 601 Forest

Nice video by Stevens Construction of a recent post-tensioned mid-rise building for the University of Michigan on 601 Forest. You’ll see our green PT tendons every now and then! ____________________________________________ Copyright © 2014 by AMSYSCO, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Open Letter to Architects / Structural Engineers on Barrier Cable

Dear Mr. or Mrs. or Ms. Architect and/or Structural Engineer, I am writing this open letter in the hopes of improving coordination on the design of commercial parking structures with 7-wire Prestressed Steel Strand Barrier Cable (or “barrier cable” for … Continue reading

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MEP Coordination with Unbonded Post-Tensioning Tendons (Part 1)

In most post-tensioned residential buildings, there is a fair amount of coordination between the post-tensioning (PT) contractor and MEP trades.  As a structural element, the PT tendons/anchors take precedence over MEP sleeves, openings/penetrations, embeds and even rebar.  However, the PT system has some flexibility … Continue reading

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