Post-Tensioning: Savings & Advantages in Design and Construction

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Organisation profile

ClearTech operates throughout Ireland and internationally, offering specialist value engineering, design, technical assistance, project support and construction services across all areas of the design and execution of structural engineering projects.

We are experts in the field of Post-Tensioning, priding ourselves in producing sustainable innovative technical engineered solutions. We are the only company in Ireland who is CARES certified for the supply & installation of Post-Tensioning systems

Training aim

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the concept of post tensioning, its advantages and benefits, how it differs from reinforced concrete solutions and its application in the market.

Learning objectives

The learning objectives are for participants to understand:

  • what post tensioning is and how it works,

  • the differences between reinforced concrete and post tensioning,
  • design issues,
  • cost implications,
  • the benefits  to clients, designers, contractors and end users.

The aim is to give participants sufficient knowledge so that when they are assessing structural projects at concept / design stage, they can consider whether or not post-tensioning may be a beneficial option.

Course outline

Introduction to Post-Tensioning

Design Principles

The differences between Post-Tensioning and reinforced concrete solutions

Value Engineering

Design Issues

Cost Implications

Advantages / Benefits of Post -Tensioning


Application in the market (including examples)

Trainer's profile

Feargal CLEARY, BSc(Hons) CEng MIEI MBA is an experienced Engineer / Technical Director with over 20 years hands-on experience in the technical design and construction of large multi-disciplinary Civil, Railway, Highway, Large Span Bridges & Building Projects.

A proven expert in providing sustainable and innovative solutions, his particular area of expertise is in utilising Post-Tensioning to provide value engineering and smart solutions in structures for clients in Ireland and abroad.

Course duration

1 hour, with Q&A

Assessment & certification

Certificate of Attendance

Who should attend

This course would be of great value to Contractors, Quantity Surveyors, Consulting Engineers, Architects & Developers.