Issues with Dowels Eliminating Leave-Outs in Elevated Concrete Slabs

Code Basics It has come to the attention of this author that pour strips/leave outs have been replaced by gapless leaves out using a dowel device has been used to connect cast-in-place-slabs. The traditional pour strips/leave outs have always included a code permitted lap splices. The location is often near a point of inflection (i.e., […]

Client Spotlight: Lithko Contracting

Project Details: Project: Cook Children’s Medical Center, Parking Garage Location: Fort Worth, TX Concrete Contractor: Lithko Contracting Project Coordinator: Jesus Villarreal General Contractor: Linbeck Architect: HKS Inc. Design Architect: David M. Schwartz Architects, Inc. Structural Engineer: Dunaway Associates   PS=Ø®: The PS=Ø® system was used on three floors for two different conditions that eliminated traditional […]

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About PS=Ø®

When it comes to post-tensioned and reinforced concrete solutions, PS=Ø® stands apart because our system works differently. We don’t cater to construction schedules at the cost of quality, nor do we focus on quality while ignoring schedule constraints. Our revolutionary system works to provide the highest quality concrete slabs while also eliminating major schedule delays […]

How PS=Ø® Accelerates Construction Schedules

On post-tensioned and reinforced concrete projects, pour strips serve an important function. The leave-out allows for volume change between two adjacent concrete slabs, reducing restraint to shortening cracks caused by: Shrinkage Temperature change Elastic shortening (Post-Tension) Creep (Post-Tension) However, pour strips also cause a host of problems, including safety hazards, increased costs, and schedule delays. Why […]