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, 2018-19
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ADAPT Building Professional

Module 1: Introduction of Prestressed Concrete (4 hours)
• Introduction and History:
o Development of Building Materials
o History of Prestressing in Concrete
• Types of Prestressing including Pre-Tension and Post-Tension
• Advantages of Post Tensioning in Building Structure with Case Study
o Direct Cost Reduction
o Construction Efficiency
o Superior Performance
o Sustainability
• Post-tensioning Systems
• Post-tensioning Hardware and Construction Technology
o Definition and Terminologies
o Unbonded System
o Bonded System
o Layout of Tendon: Chair, Cover, Duct, Splicing, Dead End, Live End
o Punching Shear Rebar
o Inserts, Inspection and Cleaning
o Pouring of Concrete and Finishing
o Stressing Operation including Grouting
o Finishing
• Construction Site Visit OR Audio-Visual Presentation of Construction Activities

Module 2: Theoretical Concepts (4 hours)

• Development of Design Technology: Load Balancing Theory
o Design Objectives
o Principal Objectives, Assumptions and Steps
o Finite Element Method
o Tendon Discretisation
o Component Technology
o SFM, EFM and FEM methods
o Design Steps
o BIM: Building Information Modelling
• Initial Considerations for Design
o Geometry Idealisation
o Pour Sequence and Stressing Conditions
o Material Properties
o Typical Span vs. Thickness
o Cover Requirements
o Loading
o Pre-Compression

Module 3: Equivalent Frame Method: ADAPT PT (6 hours)

• Equivalent Frame Method

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• Computer applications for design of post-tensioned floor systems and beam

frames (using ADAPT-PT)
o General Settings
o Design Code
o Design Setting
o Span Geometry
o Support Geometry and Stiffness
o Support Boundary Conditions
o Loads
o Concrete
o Reinforcement
o Post-Tensioning
o Non-Prestressed Base Reinforcement
o Allowable Stresses
o Recommended Post-Tensioning Values
o Calculation Options
- Force Selection
- Tendon Selection
o Tendon Profile
o Cover for Reinforcement and Post-Tensioning
o Minimum Bar Extension
o Reinforcement Curtailment
o Load Combinations
- Considering Lateral Loadings
- Lateral Load Combinations
o Recycling Window
- Revise
- Recycle
- Recall
- Graphs
o Show Graphs
o Report Generation
o Single Page Summary Report
o DXF Export
• Hands-On Examples
o Two Way Slab
o One Way Slab
o Beam Frame

Module 4: Finite Element Method: ADAPT Builder (10 hours)

• Typical Design Scope and Criteria
o Design Considerations
o Material Properties
o Design Loads
o Load Cases; Load Combinations and Stresses
o Deflection and Camber
o Cover
o Tendon Profile and Layout
• Reinforced and Post-Tensioned Concrete Floor Design using ADAPT Builder
o Session (1) - Generation of 3D Structural Model
o Session (2) - First Finite Element Method (FEM) Solution

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o Session (3) - Entering of Design Criteria

o Session (4) - Design Slab with Mild Reinforcement Only
o Session (5) - Design Slab with Post-Tensioning
o Session (6) - Generation of Structural Drawings
o Session (7) - Preparation of Package of Structural Calculations
o Session (8) - Fabrication (Installation, Shop) Drawings
o Preparation of DWG Drawing for Improved Importing
o Useful Hints for Efficient Modelling
o Treatment of Compound (Interconnected) Wall Assemblies
• Fundamental Topics for Post-Tensioned Slab and Beam Design
o Systems and applications
o Review of Design Concepts of Concrete Floors
o Building codes application and practice (primarily Indian)
o Meshing and Node shift
- Best Practices
- Recommendations
- Troubleshooting
o Releases and Restraint
o Assumptions and default settings in analysis options
o Tendon Optimization using Tendon Layout Tool
• Integration with 3rd Party Solutions
o AutoCAD (bi-directional)
o Revit Structure (bi-directional)
o STAAD (import)
o ETABS (import)
o Visicon (export)

Module 5: Concrete Building using ADAPT Edge (6 hours)

• Modelling of multi-story post-tensioned buildings
• Generation of lateral and gravity loads
o Wind Load Generation
o Seismic Load Generation
• Tributary load generation
• Column and Wall Design

Module 6: Open House (4 hours)

• Revisions
• Question and Answers
• Tips and Tricks

Module 7: Evaluation and Certification (2 hours)

• Evaluation
• Certification

Minimum Hours: 36 hours

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