There exists two ways to pre-stress the concrete in your building project: pretension and post tension. Pretension happens at the precast facility, where the tendon assembly is placed into the concrete form and stressed at the factory to engineered specifications.
7 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TYPES THAT UTILIZE STRUCTURAL STEEL
Off all building materials, non have the range and versatility of steel. Like stone and concrete, it has tremendous compressive strength and can be formed into nearly any shape.
WILL BUILDING BOOM CONTINUE IN 2018? FRONT RANGE CONSTRUCTION PREDCTIONS
"Build it and they will come" seems a philosophy best left to corn farmers and the ghosts of ball players. In construction, the reality is closer to "they come, therefore we build."
RAFT FOOTING AND MAT FOUNDATION: 2 WAYS TO SAY THE SAME THING
The terms "raft footing" and "mat foundation" describe the same type of building foundation.
5 TYPES OF REBAR THAT INCREASE TENSILE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE CONSTRUTION
What concrete offers in compressive strength, it lacks in ductility. Unsupported, it can bear fairly heavy loads without cracking, but if poured when using rebar construction, concrete can take considerably more load, even when suspended.
WHAT A CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REBAR IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
Now that the burst housing bubble and long recession seem to be in the rear view mirror, a new building boom along Colorado's Front Range has set the construction job market ablaze.
7 WAYS POST TENSIONED CONCRETE SAVES MONEY ON HIGH RISE BUILDS
According to the ENR Mountain State 2017 Regional Forecast, it has been a busy few years for the Colorado construction industry. By the end of November 2016, $16.6 billion new construction starts had been recorded.
FOUNDATION FOOTING SYSTEMS: GRADE BEAM VS. SPREAD FOOTING
When thinking of the system that supports houses or commercial buildings, most people think it begins with foundation. But even a foundation system needs a foundation, so the very first element when preparing the vertical support scheme is the foundation footer.
HOW STAINLESS STEEL REBAR IS USED IN REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
At first blush, it may seem that stainless steel would be far too expensive for any large concrete structure. Why go to such expensive when ordinary rebar has worked so well for so long?
6 POST TENSIONING ADVANTAGES FOR YOUR COLORADO CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
When looking to obtain the biggest band for your concrete buck, you can't go wrong with post tension technology.