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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Demolishing a Post-Tensioned Parking Garage
Author(s): Gregory P. Chacos
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 44-46
Keywords: anchors (fasteners); beams (supports); columns (supports); concrete slabs; demolition; parking facilities; post-tensioning; Construction
Abstract:Describes the demolition by headache ball of a post-tensioned concrete parking structure. Detensioning the tendons was found to be neither necessary nor desirable, since the ties provided by the tendons were an advantageous live force that could be controlled. Beam-column and anchor performance is described.
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