Post-Tensioned Design and Detailing


This course reviews the historic use of post-tensioning in buildings, examines types of systems, basic design principals, TR43 approach, best practice and detailing.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • Scheme a post-tensioned beam or slab structure with realistic outcomes
  • Perform simple detailed design
  • Provide simple detailing intent for drafting


Matthew Gilliver has 16 years’ experience in the design of structures, including post-tensioning. He is currently the Technical Director of CCL (Europe) leading a team of design engineers based in Leeds. He and his team also provide extensive technical support for site-based activities including supervision and training. At CCL, Matthew has been responsible for the delivery of post-tensioned projects such as Strata and St George’s Tower in London, Energy Research Building at Leeds University, New Engineering Building at the University of Sheffield, and Bradford College.
He has also worked on Heathrow Terminal 5B in London, and Atlantis Hotel, The Palm in Dubai.

Matthew is a contributing member of the Post-Tensioning Association (PTA) series of Guidance Notes and is the current Chair of the Technical Committee for the PTA. He regularly presents CPD seminars in the UK and Europe.

Intended for

Graduates through to chartered engineers who wish to improve or enhance their knowledge of post-tensioned building design.

Entry criteria

None, although a familiarity with the Concrete Society Technical Report 43 would be useful.

If we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it. So if you are interested, please don’t delay booking your place.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Post-tensioned Design and Detailing

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 + VAT for Members
£370 + VAT for Non-Members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Matthew Gilliver

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