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Post-Tensioning Tendon Installation and Grouting - WBT

PROGRAM AREA: Structures
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-130103
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Price
2017
6 Hours
0.6 Units
$50 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Basic

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Post-Tensioning Tendon Installation and Grouting Web-based Training (WBT) delivers content on post-tensioning principles, system components, and installation procedures - including quality control procedures - which will assist supervisors, inspectors, and construction inspectors in the performance of their job. This WBT provides guidance to individuals involved in the design, installation, grouting, and inspection of post-tensioning tendons for prestressed concrete bridges and is intended to be an online complement to the Post-Tensioning Tendon Installation and Grouting Manual. Participants who complete this WBT will have a general understanding of post-tensioning components, construction, as well as testing and acceptance procedures. This WBT will better prepare individuals for more intensive certification courses in post-tensioning installation and grouting (PTI Level 1 & 2 PT Field Specialist and ASBI Grouting Certification Training).

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the use of post-tensioning to prestress concrete bridges
  • Describe the composition and essential features of prestressing steel and anchorages
  • Describe the composition and essential features of ducts and grout
  • Describe the testing and acceptance procedures for post-tensioning system materials and components
  • Describe post-tensioning tendon component installation, including the role of post-tensioning shop drawings in the construction process
  • Describe the operations required to stress post-tensioning tendons
  • Describe the importance and proper methods for calibrating jacks and their role in on-site testing for friction and modulus of elasticity
  • Describe the elements of grouting operations
  • Identify the methods, materials, and details that provide satisfactory corrosion protection

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This training is targeted at owners and private company personnel that may be involved in the design, inspection, and construction of bridges that contain PT tendons. This course is intended for those with beginner to intermediate knowledge and/or skills in the area post-tensioning tendon installation and grouting principles and practices.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

 

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