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Structural Engineering3900 Alameda, Burbank (32 stories - tallest concrete building in Seismic Zone 4 at time of construction)735 Bishop, downtown Honolulu2121 Ala Wai, HonoluluRoyal Iolani, Honolulu, Diamond Head in background

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Honors and Awards
On April 14, 2013, at the Spring Convention of the American Concrete Institutein Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Bondy received ACI's highest award, Honorary Membership, "For your national leadership in the understanding of the behavior, design, and construction of post-tensioned building systems and your significant contributions to education, ACI committees, and the ACI 318 Building Code."

On October 21, 2012, at the Fall Convention of the American Concrete Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Bondy received the Arthur J. Boase Award, "For advancing design and construction practices in post-tensioned concrete building structures."

On June 1, 2011, Mr. Bondy
was elected to Honorary Membership in the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), "In recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the Association". The organization was founded in 1929 and currently has 67 Honorary Members.

On March 21, 2010, at the Spring Convention of the American Concrete Institute in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Bondy received the Joe Kelly Award, "In recognition of your outstanding contributions to the education of structural engineers in the field of post-tensioned concrete design both at an academic level and as an educator of practicing structural engineers."

On May 16, 2005, Mr. Bondy, along with 24 other individuals who have made "significant long-term contributions to the development of the post-tensioning industry in North America" were inducted as inaugural members into the Post-Tensioning Institute
Hall of Fame - "Legends of Post-Tensioning". The Awards Ceremony and Dinner were held during the annual PTI Engineering Conference at the Westin Tabor Center Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

Publications and Presentations
"Shear Nonsense...A critique of the ACI Code shear design procedure for post-tensioned beams", with K. Dirk Bondy, Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, October, 2016, pp. 51-56

"The New ACI Standard Specification for Unbonded Tendons", PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute, August 2015, pp. 75-78

"The State of Post-Tensioned Concrete Education", Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, October, 2014, pp. 32-36

"PT TREASURES: 501 World Way - The First Parking Structure at Los Angeles International Airport", PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute, August 2014, pp. 29-31

"When Bad Things Happen to Good [Buildings]", with Dylan Freytag, Keith Kesner, Randall Poston, SP291-10, "Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete - Future Directions; Proceedings - Hope and Schupack Symposium, American Concrete Institute, 2010

"Why Three Pounds? Or, When Can I Glue on My Linoleum?", with Geoffrey Hichborn, Sr., Concrete Construction Magazine, April 2013, pp. 35-38

"Two-Way Post-Tensioned Slabs with Bonded Tendons", PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute, December 2012, pp. 43-48

"PT TREASURES: The Tower, 3900 West Alameda Boulevard, Burbank, CA", PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute, December 2012, pp. 49-51

"Certification: Assuring Quality in Post-Tensioned Concrete Construction", PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute, July 2012, pp. 71-72

"Post-Tensioned Concrete in Buildings - A Half-Century Overview", PTI Convention, Post-Tensioning Institute, Nashville, TN, May 2012

"The Promising Future of Middleweight Concrete", STRUCTURE
Magazine, April 2012, pp. 9-12

"Seismic Retrofit Using Externally Applied Post-Tensioning Tendons", paper presented at the Spring Convention of the American Concrete Institute, Dallas, Texas, March 18, 2012

"Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete in Post-Tensioned Buildings - A Four-Building Survey - Part Two", STRUCTURE
Magazine, January 2011, pp. 27-29

"Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete in Post-Tensioned Buildings - A Four-Building Survey - Part One", STRUCTURE Magazine, April 2010, pp. 15-18

"What's New in ACI 318-08",
PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute,
August, 2008, pp. 65-66


"Code Requirements for Sulfate Durability in Residential Concrete", PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute, February 2008, pp. 25-29

"Requirements for Strength and Ductility of Unbonded Post-Tensioning Tendons", PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute, February 2008, pp. 61-64

"Shrinkage and Temperature Reinforcement", with Burns, N. H., and Chacos, G. P., FAQ #5, Post-Tensioning Institute, January 2007, pp. 25-29

"Post-Tensioned Concrete in Buildings, Past and Future - An Insider's View", PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute, December 2006, pp. 91-100

"Thicker is Weaker?", Technical Note #15, Post-Tensioning Institute, November 2005.

"Moisture Migration in Concrete Slabs-on-Ground", presented at a joint meeting of the San Diego Chapters of the American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute, San Diego, California, June 9, 2005.

"ACI Code Deflection Requirements - Time For a Change?", SP 225, Serviceability of Concrete - A Symposium Honoring Dr. Edward G. Nawy, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI 2005, pp. 133-146.

"Some Practical Difficulties With ACI 318 Code Deflection Criteria", paper presented at the Spring Convention of the American Concrete Institute, New York, New York, April 18, 2005

"Judging Building Codes - Important Issues in Construction Defect Litigation" , paper presented at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, "Construction Defect Litigation - From California Heading East", Seminar T-015, March 15, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada

"Post-Tensioned Concrete in Buildings: A 40+ Year Overview", paper presented at the Fall Convention of the American Concrete Institute, San Francisco, California, October 25, 2004 and at the Engineering Conference of the Post-Tensioning Institute, Denver, Colorado, May 16, 2005.

"Some Recent Problems in Applying ACI 318 Deflection Criteria", paper presented at the Fall Convention of the American Concrete Institute, San Francisco, California, October 25, 2004.

"Post-Tensioned Slab Analysis - Four Seasons Building", paper presented at the SEAOSC Research Committee Seminar, "Four Seasons Forced Vibration Testing", Structural Engineers Association of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, May 15, 2004.

"Judging Building Codes"
, Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, May 2003, pp. 93-96.

"Vapor Transmission Through Concrete Slabs: Facts and Fictions", paper presented at the 2002-2003 Annual Conference, California Geotechnical Engineers Association, Carmel, California, April 12, 2003.

"Moment Redistribution: Principles and Practice Using ACI 318-02"
, PTI Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, Post-Tensioning Institute, January, 2003, pp. 3-21.

"Slab-on-Ground Design Using the PTI Method", paper presented at the 2002 Conference and Exhibition, Post-Tensioning Institute, San Antonio, Texas, May 6, 2002.

"Concrete Perspectives - The World Trade Center", with William M. Klorman, Concrete Construction Magazine, January, 2002, pp. 102-104.

"Post-Tensioned Concrete: Five Decades of American Building Construction - An Interview With Kenneth B. Bondy", Concrete Construction Magazine, December, 2001, pp. 42-49.

"Moisture Dome Tests - What Do They Measure?", with Geoffrey D. Hichborn, Sr., P.E., paper presented at the International Floor Covering Inspection Convention,
Academy of Textiles and Flooring, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 30, 2001.

Discussion: "Damage and Distortion Criteria for Residential Slab-on-Grade Structures", with Geoffrey D. Hichborn, Sr., P.E., Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers, November 2000, p. 167.

"Performance Evaluation of Residential Concrete Foundations", Technical Note #9, Post-Tensioning Institute, July 2000.

"Expert Witness Qualifications - Should They Have Some?", Opinion Article, Newsletter of the Post-Tensioning Institute, Spring 2000, p.3.

"Hands-On or High-Tech in Undergraduate Engineering Education?", paper presented at the Fall Convention of the American Concrete Institute, November 3, 1999, Baltimore, Maryland.

"Contractors, Engineers, and Building Codes: Who is Responsible?", Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, July 1999, pp. 35-39.

"Responsibilities in Construction - a Contractor's Viewpoint", Proceedings of the Structural Engineer's World Congress (SEWC), July 18-23, 1998, San Francisco, California, ISBN: 0080428452.

"The New and Improved Slab-on-Ground Design Manual", Concrete Construction Magazine, July 1997, pp. 586-588.

"Cracking in Post-Tensioned Ground-Supported Slabs on Expansive Soils", Technical Note #6, Post-Tensioning Institute, August 1995.

"Pick an Expert - Any Expert: A Critique of the Expert Witness System in Construction Litigation", with Scott Richard Lord, Esq., STRUCTURE Magazine, National Council of Structural Engineer's Associations, Vol. 2 No. 3, Fall 1995, p.15.

"Variable Prestress Force in Unbonded Post-Tensioned Members", Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, January 1992, pp. 27-33.

"Shortening Problems in Post-Tensioned Concrete Buildings", Seminar Proceedings, "Design Review and Inspection of Prestressed Concrete Building Projects", Structural Engineer's Association of Southern California, January 1989.

Discussion: "Behavior and Design of Multistory Building Frames of Unbonded Post-Tensioned Concrete", Journal of the American Concrete Institute, Proceedings Vol. 83, No. 5, September-October 1986, pp. 869-870.

"Banded Tendons in Post-Tensioned Flat Plates", Seminar Proceedings, "Prestressed Concrete Design", Structural Engineer's Association of Southern California, November 1985.

"Realistic Requirements for Unbonded Post-Tensioning Tendons", Journal of the Prestressed Concrete Institute, February 1970, pp. 50-59.

Discussion: "Sudden Collapse of Unbonded Underprestressed Structures", Journal of the American Concrete Institute, Proceedings Vol. 66, No. 8, August 1969, pp.680-681.

 

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Published Articles
Dive Geo: "Papua New Guinea", with Coleen Bondy, Dive Training Magazine, February, 1992, pp. 32-35.

Dive Geo: "An Oasis in the Desert - Baja California and the Enchanted Sea of Cortez", with Coleen Bondy, Dive Training Magazine, March, 1992, pp. 36-40.

Dive Geo: "California's Channel Islands - a Wilderness Salvaged", with Coleen Bondy, Dive Training Magazine, May, 1992, pp. 46-49.

Dive Geo: "Vancouver Island - Pacific Paradise Canadian Style", with Coleen Bondy, Dive Training Magazine, September, 1993, pp. 42-47
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"Scuba Trolling - Lessons Learned from an Unusual and Frightening Out-of-Air Emergency", Dive Training Magazine, October, 1994, pp. 70-71.

"Pier Diving - the Rewards are Peerless", with Coleen Bondy, Dive Training Magazine, May, 2000, pp. 102-105.


Dive Training Magazine Covers

October 1992 Models Curt Blau and Julie Stine-BlauOctober 1992October 1992

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May 1993 Models Dirk Bondy, Kristen Bondy, John DyerMay 1993May 1993

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August 1994 Model Coleen BondyAugust 1994August 1994

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June 1996 Model Coleen BondyJune 1996June 1996

June 1996