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Design for D&C Post

Tensioned Projects

Jamie McKenzie

Victorian State Manager


Manager,
VSL Australia
Introduction
• Why do PT contractors get involved in the design of
the project to start with?
• What are the common efficiencies introduced to the
structure by a PT contractor?
• Integration of the PT contractor into the design team
team.
• What aspects of the existing design will the PT
contractor review/change
• Examples
• Conclusion
Why do PT contractors get involved
in the design of the project to start
with?
• Commercial
• Specialist Engineers
• Risk
• Time
• Constructability
What are the common efficiencies
introduced to the structure by a PT
contractors?
t t ?
• Elementt thi
El thicknesses
k
• Support
pp optimisation
p
• Slab type and formwork
• R i f
Reinforcement t rationalisation
ti li ti
Integration of the PT contractor into
the design
g team.

• Definition
D fi iti off structure
t t performance
f
• Documentation status
• Coordination
• D i P
Design Program
• Certification
What aspects
p of the existing
g design
g
will the PT contractor
review/change?
i / h ?
• Depends
D d on ththe ttype off project
j t
• Ieff / Igross
g ((for buildings)
g )
• Concrete grade / volume / thickness
• R t i td
Restraint design
i
• Rebar content
Eureka Tower

• Conforming design
• Reinforced slabs
Eureka Tower

• Non conforming design


• PT bands and slabs
• Driving
g force TIME
Austrak Business Park

• Conforming design:
• PT Slab on Ground
• Only perimeter reinforcement
Tarago
g Water Tanks
• Non conforming design (steel)
• Material savings Steel Î Concrete
• Programme savings
• Driving force TIME & COST
PT in Buildings
g
• Builders & developers request for PT
alternative

• Save
• $
• Time
• Materials
Dam Walls

• PT used to “bolting the wall to the rock”


• Alternative would be for shear mass Î expensive
Conclusions

• P
Project
j t Engineers
E i tto coordinate
di t with
ith contractors
t t
• Involve a PT contactor early
y