IS Specifications for prestressed concrete

The code of practice for prestressed concrete is IS:1343-1980. In this post some of the very important specifications which one should keep in mind before going for design of prestressed

Reinforcement – Is it needed in concrete ?

As I have already mentioned concrete is good in compression and is bad in tension. So it is very much required there should be something which will resist the tensile

How are column ties different from beam stirrups?

Even though both appear to be same physically the difference lies in their intended function. Ties The term tie is used to define the transverse reinforcement provided in column where