Vertically Post-Tensioned Shear Walls

Vertically post-tensioned shear walls provide a more seismically resilient concrete shear wall system, which allows for a strong self-righting response to a seismic event. Incorporating these components into a building greatly adds value when measured on a life-cycle basis. This feature is an essential part of comprehensive, sustainable design strategies to reduce earthquake losses and material waste in seismically active areas.