February 2020

Fundamentals of Design of Pre-Stressed Concrete Members

Status: This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast 
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Day 1 and Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Hossam Saleh, P.Eng., Dipl.-Eng.,
Founder, CAN Consulting Engineering
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $899.00 + GST = $943.95 until Jan 30, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $999.00 + GST = $1048.95

Non-Member Price: $999.00 + GST = $1048.95

Student Member Price: $450.00 + GST = $472.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by January 30, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Senior Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4861
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This course provides the essential basics to design pre-stressed and post-tensioned concrete structures. After this seminar, the attendee will understand the advantages of using pre-stressed and post-tensioned concrete structures to reduce construction time and provide quality-assured members. The pre-stressing technique reduces the building weight, which reduces the lateral loads caused by earthquakes.

The efficiency of the design depends on the engineer's understanding of the pre-stressing concept as applied to the common concrete elements. Design drawings and construction project pictures will be presented, as well as some practical examples.

After Attending the Course, You will be able to:

  • Develop effective strands/tendon paths to the member for pre-stressed/post-tensioned members;
  • Use the fundamentals of pre-stressed theory in the design of members;
  • Calculate the creep and shrinkage effects on the pre-stressing forces;
  • Estimate the losses in the tendons and their effect on the design;
  • Calculate the pre-stressing forces and strands areas; and
  • Design simple beams (not continuous) with (or without) additional reinforcing steel bars.

Course Outline

  • Pre-stressing and post-tensioning theory and process
  • Materials and tendon profiles
  • Analysis of sections under flexure
  • Design examples
  • Shear effect of pre-stressing forces
  • Calculation of losses
  • Project examples and drawings

Target Audience

  • Civil engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Designers
  • Consulting architects and engineers
  • Construction engineers
  • Fabricators and manufacturers of structural systems
  • Municipal building officials
  • Field inspectors


Dr. Hossam Saleh, P.Eng., Dipl.-Eng.

Founder, CAN Consulting Engineering

Dr. Saleh has over 23 years of experience in teaching, research, design, and consulting in the area of structural design in Canada, Germany, and the Middle East. He is experienced in steel, concrete—including pre-stressed and pre-caste concrete structures, concrete technology, and participated in different research topics such as walls of high strength concrete, fibre reinforced concrete, and precast concrete columns. Dr. Saleh has been teaching in Germany, Canada, Dubai, and Egypt, and assisted in publication of a structural design concrete book in Germany based on the European Codes. Dr. Saleh has worked with worldwide renowned consulting offices such as Halcrow Yolles in Toronto, Buro Happold in Dubai, and NORR Ltd. in Toronto. He worked with developers, architects, and project managers on high-rise, midrise office, residential, and institutional buildings. Dr. Saleh is the founder of CAN Consulting in Toronto.

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