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Ed Rice inducted into post tensioning institutes hall of fame

Denver, CO – May 31, 2007 – Ed Rice was honored as an inaugural member of the Post Tensioning Institute’s Hall of Fame on May 16, 2007. The Post-Tensioning Institute selected 25 individuals based on their significant long-term contribution to the development of the post-tensioning industry.

Ed has been heavily involved with the development of pre-stressed concrete in the United States. He started Western Concrete Structures with Allen Stubbs to make and install button head post-tensioning tendons. Ed also formed T.Y. Lin & Associates (TYL&A) with T.Y. Lin.

In the 1960’s when TYL&A was designing a number of post-tensioned shell structures, Ed realized that the anchorage systems available were too large to be used on the thin shells. He developed a strand post-tensioning system with a small coil anchor used in all unbonded post-tensioned applications. His development revolutionized the use of unbonded post-tensioned construction throughout the world. Ed and his brother, Charles developed the twin cylinder stressing jack that is commonly used in all unbonded post-tensioning applications. They also developed an automatic strand wrapping machine for the seven wire strands. All of these inventions made strand systems economically viable.

Ed has worked on a number of major post-tensioned structures including the FDR Post-Office Building in New York City, a 1.5 million square foot facility with 40 stories; the International Towers Apartment Building in Long Beach, CA; and numerous parking structures in the United States.

He is currently the chairman of CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation in Cypress, California.

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