Having certified personnel is a requirement in ACI-318 for post-tensioned concrete structures. The PTI Unbonded Post-tensioning Certification Program is one way to satisfy this construction requirement.
Importance of Unbonded FieldPersonnel Certification Neel Khosa AMSYSCO, Inc. Chair of PTI Unbonded PT Field Personnel Certification Committee (UFPC) (CRT-30)
Why should Structural Engineers want PTI-Certified personnel ??? Satisfies ACI-318 Requirement Durability of Post-Tensioned Structure Better Value for the Owner
ACI-318 Building Code RequirementFor Structural Concrete“Requires that post-tensioning installation beperformed by individuals certified by an independenttraining and certification program.”
Recommended language for Project SpecificationInstallation shall be performed by individualsholding a current certificate as a PTI CertifiedInstaller – Level 1 Unbonded Post-Tensioning FieldInstallation, or approved equal.
Recommended language for Project SpecificationAll post-tensioning work shall be supervised by thePT Installer’s superintendent, who shall have acurrent Level 2 Unbonded Post-TensioningIronworker certification, or approved equal.
Why should Contractors and Installers want PTI-Certified personnel ??? Project Benefit • Quality Control • Improved Productivity • Improved Profitability Safety Benefit • Risk Reduction Individual Benefit • Earn Professional Development (PDH/CEUs) • Increased Knowledge
Value PropositionCertifying a crew of 10 ironworkers (Level 2 UPTIronworker) costs $5,500.Having a concrete blowout due to reversecurvature could cost the project at least $16,000(excluding schedule delay costs).
Testimonials“PTI Certified Installers are critical to ensuringproject stakeholders a quality end product. Thetraining and certification of the installers isparamount to the performance and safety ofpost-tensioned concrete.”- Dean Locher : Corna-Kokosing Construction
Testimonials“Post-tensioning is a wonderful tool forstructural engineers but apprehension related toinstallation challenges still remains in themarketplace. Having PTI-certified installers onour projects not only gives us the confidencethat our designs are implemented asenvisioned, but also that the intended durabilityof our design is being provided.“- Carl Schneeman, Walker Parking Consultants
Level 1 UPT Field Installation• Registration Prerequisites: None• 2 Day Workshop – Intro to Unbonded PT (UPT) for Superstructures – Offered in English and Spanish• Certification Requirements: – Workshop Attendance – Exam Score: 70% or better – Work Experience: None
Level 1 & 2 UPT Inspector• Registration Prerequisites: None• 3 Day Workshop – 2 days of Level 1 UPT Field – 1 day of Inspector• Certification Requirements: – Workshop Attendance – Exam Score: 80% or better – Work Experience: 500 Hours (inspect/install)
Level 1 & 2 UPT Ironworker• Registration Prerequisites: – Current Level 1 UPT Field certification – And 500 hours in last 5 years (50 hours stressing) OR – 4000 hours work experience – Of which 200 hours of stressing OR – 2000 hours work experience in last 5 years – Of which 100 hours of stressing
Level 1 & 2 UPT Ironworker• 2 ½ Day Workshop – Accelerated Course – Hands-on Training• Certification Requirements: – Workshop Attendance – Exam Score: 80% or better – Work Experience: 2000 hours in last 5 years – Valid Affidavit needed to prove experience
Slab-on-Ground Installer Stressor• Registration Prerequisites: None• 2 Day Workshop – Intro to Unbonded PT (UPT) for Slab-on-Ground• Certification Requirements – Workshop Attendance – Exam Score: 70% or better – Work Experience: 500 Hours (inspect/install)
Online Renewal Exams• Go to http://post-tensioning.org/category/x_zEY2l3kPT/Online%20Re-Certification• Answer 60 questions.• Level 1 renewed if 70% answered correctly.• Level 2 renewed if 80% answered correctly.• If successful, then Certification extended by 4 years.
Online Directory• Certification lasts 4 years.• Searchable Public Directory• Individuals Information – Certification ID – Active Certifications – Expiration Dates http://www.post-tensioning.org/cert_person.php
2012 Workshop ScheduleTYPE DATE LOCATIONL1 Field May 5-6 Nashville, TN June 9-10 Miami, FL July 7-8 Seattle, WA September 8-9 Memphis, TN October 13-14 Ontario, California November 10-11 Atlanta, GASOG Stressor June 9-10 Ontario, CaliforniaL1+L2 Inspector June 22-24 Denver, CO July 27-29 Las Vegas, NV September 21-23 Houston, TX
Special Request Workshop• Onsite training.• Eliminate travel expenses.• All UPT Certifications offered.• Contact PTI Certification Director for more info. – Miroslav Vejvoda – email@example.com
The Presenters…Chuck Adams Thomas MathewsJim Beicker Clint MuellerThomas Helm Douglas SchlegelLarry Krauser Charlie SkarbrevikKris Kriofske Randy Spoon Miroslav Vejvoda
THANK YOUFrom your friends in CRT-30 (UFPC)Unbonded PT Field Personnel Certification Committee