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Pour Strips - Designing for Construction Productivity and Safety


Pour strips are designed to control shrinkage, creep and elastic shortening in post-tensioned and cast-in-place concrete but they add extra costs, construction delays, and safety issues. Engineers can reduce these problems, provide for higher quality, and increase productivity by being mindful of forming, shoring, reshoring, and back shoring when designing pour strips.
In this presentation, we will discuss best practices for designing pour strips in post-tensioned and cast-in-place concrete. We will demonstrate how pour strip placement and design can be done to reduce costs, accelerate construction, and improve safety, which increases overall project productivity. We will also discuss different products on the market that eliminate pour strips, including lockable dowels and mechanical reinforcement splice systems that allow for temporary movement.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • Diamond Review approved in all 50 states
  • This webinar will be available as a recording. 


  • Jared Reigstad, P.E.

    Jared M. Reigstad is a Vice President at Reigstad Engineers, Inc. He has over 18 years of experience in structural engineering design and construction. He oversees operations at Reigstad, including the structural engineering and precast engineering departments, and he currently serves on Joint ACI-PCI Committee 319, Precast Structural Concrete Code. He also serves on both the Building Design and Parking Structure Committees for the Post-Tensioning Institute. He received his BS in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, and his MCE from Norwich University, Northfield, VT, USA where he was an adjunct faculty member teaching in the Master of Civil Engineering Program for over 15 years.

November 10, 2022
Thu 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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