Established in 1976, the Post-Tensioning Institute is recognized as the world-wide authority on post-tensioning. PTI is dedicated to expanding post-tensioning applications through marketing, education, research, teamwork, and code development while advancing the quality, safety, efficiency, profitability, and use of post-tensioning systems.
Members of the Institute include major post-tensioning material fabricators in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and manufacturers of prestressing materials in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe, and companies supplying materials, services and equipment used in post-tensioned construction. In addition, PTI has more than 500 professional engineers, architects and contractors.
PTI strives to provide a variety of meaningful benefits to its members. We are continuously adding, enhancing and reviewing new benefits to each of our membership categories.
PTI Organizational-Level Member Benefits:
Enhanced profitability and competitiveness
PTI is the only association dedicated to expanding quality post-tensioning applications. To work towards this goal PTI sponsors a variety of technical seminars specific to the post-tensioning industry. Not only do these comprehensive seminars foster critical thought, and enhance pertinent information exchange, they help you or your company achieve an industry standard that sets you aside from your competition. The Plant Certification and Field Personnel Certification Programs give your customers confidence that they are working with competent, professional suppliers who have proven their commitment to quality and compliance with national standards.
PTI is very actively involved in promoting the use of post-tensioning in various construction applications. PTI's Marketing Committee has developed an aggressive plan to promote post-tensioning by developing new applications (such as prestressed pavements and bridge decks), and by expanding use in established applications (such as buildings and bridges.) Your support and involvement will enable PTI to expand these promotional efforts and will help ensure that the needs of your particular markets.
If you are looking for the right person, or equipment for the job, you can access a nationwide referral through the PTI office. In addition to providing access to a variety of technical publications, PTI can provide the technical support you need to be sure the job is done right the first time. Whether you have a question or need advice, you can count on us. The staff at PTI are dedicated to helping you make the most of your membership. Let us know how we can help you!
Quality is one of the core values of the Institute. PTI members are recognized for their committment to quality. PTI has a myriad of certification programs to enhance the quality of industry suppliers and installers alike. Members receive significant discounts on all certification programs.
Education & Training
PTI sponsors a variety of educational seminars related to the design and construction of post-tensioned structures. Members receive discounts on all educational forums.
The PTI staff is available to assist members with their technical issues and concerns. In addition, networking with other PTI members who may have similar concerns or experiences can oftentimes be very beneficial in effectively dealing with day-to-day business challenges.
PTI conferences, meetings, and seminars provide members with opportunities to exchange information and experiences with other members and industry practitioners.
Receive a discount on all PTI publications and educational workshops/seminars. In addition, you are entitled to complimentary admittance and seminar discounts at the World of Concrete.
Access to important news and information
Stay informed on industry activities and issues through the PTI newsletter, periodic Technical Notes, Frequently Asked Questions sheets and the Web site. Access technical articles, information and references at no additional charge. PTI gathers annual tonnage figures to provide you with critical market trend information that can help build your business.
Members are listed free of charge in our Membership Directory and on our website. In addition, members may purchase advertising space in the directory.
Image enhancement & credibility
Add value to your company stationery, catalogue sheets and sales literature by using the PTI Member logo.
Power to shape your industry
Post-Tensioning Company Members are eligible to designate one person to serve on the PTI Board of Directors. Other membership classes nominate and elect a representative to serve on the PTI Board of Directors and Executive Committee. These individuals are involved in the policy making and direction setting process for PTI. All members are encouraged to participate on one of our 12 standing committees. PTI committees have played key roles in the shaping of specifications, code development and publishing industry standard technical documents.
Benefits of Professional Membership
· Discount on PTI Publications & Software
Save up to 30% on PTI publications. Professional members will also receive special publication offers for additional savings throughout the year.
· Complimentary Publications, Magazine, Newsletters & Technical Journal
Professional members receive numerous complimentary publications throughout the year. The PTI Newsletter is published several times per year and contains interesting information about industry developments. New Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs), Technical Notes and Updates are also provided to members.
· Educational Opportunities
Members receive discounts on educational seminars and workshops.
· Annual Conference and Exhibition
Members can attend the PTI Technical Conference and Exhibition at a reduced member rate. These annual conferences feature technical sessions, committee meetings, educational seminars and a trade exhibit featuring the latest post-tensioning technology.
· Technical Support
The PTI staff and professional membership is available to help support you with your post-tensioning questions and concerns.
· Technical Committees
Professional members have the opportunity to participate on PTI Technical Committees. This is a chance for you to influence the future of post-tensioning and to learn the latest state-of-the-art developments.
· Future Workforce Development and Training
PTI has efforts to support the development of structural engineering students. Included will be development of a prototype curriculum for teaching post-tensioning design. An Education Committee has been formed to liaison with structural engineering professors and to develop student support programs. As a PTI professional member, you will be supporting the development of qualified, future designers of post-tensioned concrete structures.
The PTI Field Certification Program is rapidly growing and is one of the Industry’s efforts to assure quality construction. Training workshops/certification are available to members at a reduced cost.
The PTI Membership Directory contains a listing of industry suppliers and design professionals—an invaluable resource for locating post-tensioning products and services in various locales. All professional members receive a complimentary copy. The Directory is also distributed at conferences and trade shows such as the World of Concrete. In addition, Professional members are listed in the PTI Directory, which can directly lead to business referrals.
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· Business Development& Networking Opportunities
As a PTI professional member, you are identified as an individual who has specialized expertise and interest in post-tensioning. Many people contact PTI and refer to the PTI Directory when looking for engineering or other professional services. In addition, PTI committees and other meetings are an excellent way to meet and get to know other professionals and industry representatives with an interest in post-tensioning.