Construction of Post-Tensioned PWR Containments

by Kurtz L. Paulson, (M.ASCE), Construction Engr.; Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 1, Pg. 213-225

Document Type: Journal Paper


Pressurized water reactors will be used in more than one-half of the nuclear power plants projected through 1986. Post-tensioned containments structures house more than half the units now operational or under negotiation. Major design, construction innovations, new equipment and techniques and their inter-relationships are examined. The erection sequence, typical quantities, and schedule are presented.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Tension | Hydro power | Power plants | Construction equipment | Nuclear reactors | Residential buildings | Negotiation

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