The Post-Tensioning Institute announced the launch of its newest Field Personnel Certification Program, Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Repair, Rehabilitation, and Strengthening. They made the announcement during a press conference at the 2020 World of Concrete event in Las Vegas.
The two-day program was developed to fill the increasing need for formal training of field personnel in the maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and strengthening of existing, older structures. Traditionally, most certification training focuses on new construction.
A Word from the Managing Director
“As structures age, there is a greater need for skilled field personnel to have the expertise and the ability to determine the causes of any deterioration taking place, to evaluate and perform any necessary testing of the structure, to analyze and consider the options for repair, and finally to execute the agreed upon solution,” said Miroslav Vejvoda. Vejvoda is the Managing Director of Engineering and Professional Development of the Post-Tensioning Institute. “PTI saw the need for this kind of specialized training, and over the last several years we have worked to establish and fine-tune a well-rounded training program that will result in Certified Field Personnel in which structure owners can be confident will get the job done correctly and safely.”
The PTI designed the program to cover a number of topics. These topics include a review of basic post-tensioning installation, a discussion on new and historical post-tensioning systems, and an overview of evaluation details, repair techniques, troubleshooting, and safety considerations. The course also presents a number of case studies. These case studies illustrate multiple types of structures with a variety deterioration types. They also present information on the methods used to restore said structures. Going hand-in-hand with the presentation of the case studies is a meaningful class discussion on the causes of the deterioration, the assessment of the available mitigation options, and the techniques used to restore the structures to a desirable service condition.
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Repair, Rehabilitation, and Strengthening Certification Workshop
Prerequisites for the Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Repair, Rehabilitation, and Strengthening Certification Workshop include a valid Level 1 or 2 Unbonded PT Certification by the participant. To receive certification, the attendee must pass a Certification exam. They must also show the required minimum work experience to achieve the Level 2 Certification.
Currently, PTI’s new Workshop is on the schedule in seven different cities around the U.S. throughout 2020. These cities include Miami and Dallas, which are hosting PTI’s first round of “PTI Certification Weeks.”
During this week, PTI will hold all six of PTI’s nationally-recognized Field Personnel Certification Workshops. The Repair, Rehabilitation, and Strengthening Workshop is $595 for PTI Members and their employees and $680 for non-members.
For more information on PTI’s Certification Programs, including locations, dates, and registration, visit www.post-tensioning.or/GetCertified.
About The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI)
The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) has worldwide recognition as the authority on post-tensioning. PTI dedicates itself to expanding post-tensioning applications through marketing, education, research, teamwork, and code development. They do this all while advancing the quality, safety, efficiency, profitability, and use of post-tensioning systems. For additional information, you can also visit www.post-tensioning.org.