Title: Constructability of Post-Tensioning Anchors in Shear Walls
Author(s): Phil Diekemper, Frank Salzano, and Bruce Suprenant
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 35-37
Keywords: slab, form, tendons, stressing
Many post-tensioned buildings and parking garages are constructed with unbonded single strand tendons. When the strands terminate near or pass through a structural wall (shear wall), constructability is affected. Congested reinforcement in structural walls, especially in buildings constructed in seismic regions, impedes the placement of anchors and associated reinforcement. In addition, placement of anchorage within walls may make it impossible to use climbing forms to construct walls in advance of floors.