Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. In addition to understanding concrete, today's construction professional needs to understand the principles of concrete reinforcing and how prestressed concrete works. This includes both pre-tensioned concrete that is typically manufactured in a precast plant, and post-tensioned concrete that is cast-in-place. Post-tensioned concrete is being used more and more throughout the world to build multi-story structures, slabs-on-ground, and bridges, while precast prestressed concrete continues to be used in rapidly built structures like parking garages. Understanding how and why reinforcing and prestressing works in a concrete structure. Gain a better understanding of the principle and theory behind concrete reinforcing and prestressing to help you be a better construction management professional. After completing this course you will be able to…Explain the meaning of passive reinforcing versus active reinforcing and list examples of eachDiscuss the effects of adding rebar to a concrete elementExplain how the change in location of the rebar within the concrete effects its performanceList advantages of prestressed concreteDescribe the difference between pre-tensioned and post-tensioned reinforcingDescribe the precast concrete processExplain how post-tensioned concrete worksList common examples of prestressed concrete structuresLearn from a professionalMy courses have been created as a place where everyone, whether you are an experienced professional, a young project engineer, new to a trade or a seasoned journeyman, can come to learn more about the industry that we have chosen as our profession. That's what this platform is about. These courses are meant to be a way for you to increase your knowledge of the construction industry in a variety of cutting edge topics from concrete reinforcing and prestressing, to micro trenching, to safety management systems. This is not a course that teaches you how to install rebar or prestressing steel. It is a course that educates you on why we reinforce concrete and how it works. This is information you need as a construction professional in order to talk to designers, owners and subcontractors. This course is a great way for you to increase your knowledge about concrete reinforcing and prestressing.