Demolishing a Post-Tensioned Parking Garage

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Title: Demolishing a Post-Tensioned Parking Garage

Author(s): Gregory P. Chacos

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 13

Issue: 10

Appears on pages(s): 44-46

Keywords: anchors (fasteners); beams (supports); columns (supports); concrete slabs; demolition; parking facilities; post-tensioning; Construction

Date: 10/1/1991

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.