How to build and maintain light commercial and residential slabs using single-strand unbonded post-tensioning systems--this is the essential message of Construction and Maintenance Procedures Manual for Post-Tensioned Slabs-on-Ground. Released in 1998 by the Post-Tensioning Institute, the manual was developed by PTI's Committee for Slab-on-Ground Construction. It not only offers guidance for builders, it also serves as a reference for engineers, designers, and inspectors. Topics covered include:

  • Building pad preparation
  • Tendon delivery, handling, and storage
  • Tendon installation and stressing, including safety considerations
  • Tendon finishing
  • Jobsite troubleshooting of tendon installation and tensioning equipment problems