Online Courses

Discount Packages

Ethics, Laws and Rules

Live Webinars

Video Presentations

Interactive Courses

OH Timed & Monitored

Courses by Provider

Post-Tension Slabs: Analysis, Design & Construction

COURSE NO: S02-035
Post-Tension Slabs: Analysis, Design & Construction
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides basic information on the analysis, design, and construction of post-tension slabs.


Civil engineers are increasingly tasked with finding efficient solutions to construction projects. Post tension slabs offer an ideal solution for a variety of applications, offering enhanced durability, strength, and flexibility. In this article, we will discuss the major benefits of post tension slabs, including their increased safety, design versatility and cost-effectiveness. We will also explore some of the considerations that should be taken into account before selecting post tension slabs as the suitable option for a construction project.


Post tension concrete slabs are a type of prestressed concrete, wherein high-strength steel cables or wires are used to apply tension to the concrete slab. This prestressing force helps to counteract the forces of compression that would otherwise act on the concrete. Post tension slabs are typically used in the construction of bridges, parking structures, high-rise buildings and other structures where enhanced durability and strength are required.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil and structural engineers as well as others who are interested in understanding the analysis, design and construction of post-tension slabs.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the main components of post tensioning
  • Familiarizing with the advantages and disadvantages of post tension slabs
  • Learning about post tension slab construction procedure
  • Understanding how to calculate stresses in simple beams
  • Learning about flexural and shear strength
  • Learning how to calculate pre-stresses losses
  • Understanding stress distribution according to tendon arrangement
  • Gaining a general overview on the major differences between normal and post-tension slabs
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Post-Tension Slabs: Analysis, Design & Construction”, which is prepared by Ibrahim M. Metwally, Ph.D., P.E.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

To buy the course and take the quiz, please click on: