GIAN Course on Advanced Prestressed Concrete for Modern Buildings and Bridges


Prestressed concrete is used extensively in bridges, multistory buildings and many other important parts of today's modern infrastructure. The inherent weakness of concrete in tension is offset by introducing a pre-compression in a prestressed member, which improves its service load behavior, leading to reduced deflections and cracking. An advanced understanding of its behaviour is essential before safe and economical designs can be produced. This course will provide a detailed coverage on behaviour of prestressed concrete, analysis and design for strength and serviceability of prestressed concrete members, such as beams and slabs including continuous members, and anchorage design and losses in prestress. It will also cover the recent advances in prestressed technology including external post-tensioning, use of fiber reinforced polymer in prestressing and improvement in the durability of prestressed concrete structures. Moreover, this course will address the recent innovations and improvements in design issues of precast technology for modern buildings and bridges. It also aims to train the practitioners on the practical design of prestressed structures in an interactive manner. This course will be taught by internationally acclaimed academics, researchers and prestressed concrete industry specialists. The course will be planned and offered as per the norms set by IIT Hyderabad.


i)       To describe the various types of prestress technology, their advantages and disadvantages, and their applications;

ii)      To explain the behaviors of prestressed concrete elements under different limit states,

iii)     To explain fundamentals of prestressed concrete design using advanced construction materials

iv)     To understand the applications of precast prestressed components in civil infrastructure;




This short course is for all building industry professionals involved in design of bridges and buildings. Special focus is given on precast construction. Engineers, architects, designers, contractors, developers, Inspectors and other building professionals in both private and public practice will benefit. This course will provide an exposure to young scientists, research scholars and teachers at the universities and private engineering colleges.



Analysis of Prestressed Concrete

Design Aspects of Prestressed Concrete

•Precast Buildings

•Precast Bridges

Case studies on Precast Construction