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- Benefits of Utilizing Post-Tensioned Slabs

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In this ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PA exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to programming, site analysis, and zoning & code requirements.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam including project type analysis, the establishment of qualitative and quantitative project requirements, evaluation of project site and context, and assessment of economic issues.

Hi, I'm Laura Crane. I'm an architect at bKL Architecture. Today I'm going to introduce you to a project I am working on called Parcel O. For this mix use project we utilize post-tensioned slabs. That is because it enables us to span the furthest. When you have programs stacked on top of each other, to avoid any inefficiencies, post-tensioned slabs really help us out. So with the longer spans you get, we base the column spacing on parking stall widths that we can fit in between, as well as drive aisles below.

We continue the structure from the parking layout in the podium through the rest of the tower, and we also size it based on hotel key, bay sizes, and then as well as fitting in our residential units. Another benefit of utilizing post-tensioned slab, we're able to maintain between eight and nine inch slab thickness.

It doesn't need to be fireproof because it is not combustible and this reduces the total surface area of the building keeping this economical structural solution for our owner.

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From the course:
ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis Exam Prep

Duration: 19h 56m

Author: Mike Newman