The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) announced its 2017 Project Awards during the 2017 PTI Convention Awards Dinner in Atlanta, Georgia. Thirteen projects were presented with awards, including the coveted Project of the Year Award.
PTI’s 2017 Project of the Year Award was presented to project submitter Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering (BASE) for the submission, The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, Phase 1, located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
This project is a 38-story, 459-unit luxury tower in the center of bustling Waikiki. It was encumbered by height limits, numerous easements, and truck maneuvering areas under the building, and the only way to meet all project requirements was with post-tensioning.
PTI’s Project Awards are presented every two years and recognize excellence in post-tensioning applications. Structures utilizing post-tensioning as a structural component and that were completed or rehabilitated in the past seven years were eligible.