Prestressed concrete is widely used in many branches of civil engineering and building construction. First published in 1981, the new edition of this renowned guide has been entirely rewritten. It is an invaluable introduction to this technique which has been used to produce elegant, spectacular, bridges, roofs and other structures, realising the vision of architects and engineers. Other, more mundane, applications are railway sleepers, piles, lintels, beams and flooring units. This publication is a general introduction to prestressing, but does not incorporate the calculations often found in textbooks. The publication includes some aspects of design and will appeal to the student, practicising architect or engineer.