prestressed concrete

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prestressed concrete

n
(Building) concrete that contains steel wires, cables, etc, that are prestressed within their elastic limit to counteract the stresses that will occur under load
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prestressed concrete

[ˈpriːˌstrɛstˈkɒnkriːt] adjcemento armato precompresso
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The tower's design provides column-free interiors and generous cantilever spans, made possible by post-tensioned concrete.
It tracks research complementing previous efforts to use precast, post-tensioned concrete walls for seismic design by providing clear and direct design guidance.
The specification shall be the ba 50/93 post-tensioned concrete bridges.
Following Ancon's first Award in 2012 for the development and commercialisation of a unique Lockable Dowel, an innovative system that has revolutionised post-tensioned concrete construction, this second Award celebrates Ancon's phenomenal success in growing sales across new and existing export markets.
The BRBs are used as regular bracing members or outriggers connecting the periphery of buildings to its core, whether in structural steel buildings, conventional concrete buildings, precast or post-tensioned concrete buildings.
To accomplish the designs long cantilevers, the floors are formed of bonded post-tensioned concrete slabs.
When it was completed in 1967, Riverplace Tower was the world's tallest precast post-tensioned concrete structure and the tallest building in Florida until 1972.
This post-tensioned concrete structure is fragile in earthquakes, shaped in a way to waste as much energy as possible, and resistant to change in the face of new realities.
The Rhine field bridge in the New Forest, designed by 'Giff ' Gifford--recognised by ICE as the first post-tensioned concrete bridge designed in the UK and listed by English Heritage.
A significant proportion of the Nation's bridge inventory is based on bonded, post-tensioned concrete construction.
The building's foundation will be spread footings with concrete foundation walls for the three below-grade levels and post-tensioned concrete slabs above-grade, as well as a 15-foot cantilever along the building's north and south sides.

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