The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI), Phoenix, recently announced its Sixth Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition to be held May 6-8 in Miami, at the Radisson Hotel Miami Downtown. The PTI conference focuses exclusively on the rapidly growing technology and applications of post-tensioning. The two-day conference and exhibition features a wide range of post-tensioning applications and issues.
Featured during the two-day event are:
• Educational seminars;
• Technical sessions;
• Panel discussions;
• Committee meetings;
• Networking events;
• Industry exhibits; and
• The PTI Legends Awards presentation and dinner.
Technical sessions of interest to engineers, architects, building officials, inspectors, contractors, specifiers, students, researchers and others with a concentration in post-tensioning will cover many topics, including:
• Building design;
• Slab-on-ground foundations;
• Construction coordination;
• Post-tensioned bridges;
• Repair and rehabilitation; and
• Seismic/wind design.
In addition, an expert panel, "Ask-the-Expert," will focus on post-tensioned buildings. This question/answer format allows for interaction between the panel and audience. The panel consists of designers, contractors and industry representatives.
PTI technical committees will meet throughout the conference. All attendees are welcome to attend and participate in them. Attendees will receive Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Hours for attending technical sessions and committee meetings, or by registering for one of the optimal seminars available for an additional fee. Educational seminars offered are the PTI Level 1 Certification Workshop: Field Fundamentals, and Fundamentals of Post-Tensioning: Design, Analysis and Construction, a joint presentation of PTI and the Portland Cement Association (PCA).
Another feature of the 2007 PTI Conference is the 2007 Legends of Post-Tensioning Awards. The awards recognize excellence in the field of post-tensioning. Awards will be presented following a special reception and dinner, open to all registered attendees.
For additional information about the conference, fees, accommodations, exhibiting or the final program, visit the PTI website at www.post-tensioning.org.