Technical Webinar: Seamless, Chemically Post-Tensioned Concrete Systems

Event Details


September 15, 2021

Start Time

7:00 pm


For recording of the presentation, please see the video below


The Future of Concrete Building = Shrinkage-Suppressed + Low CO2 Footprint Concrete Bodies

Regarding the contents

  1. What is a PrimX slab system by ALPHACON and why build this turn-key?
  • Drying shrinkage suppression, chemical post-tensioning, pre-stressing and being truly joint-free
  • We will look at CO2 reduction, hygiene leadership and maximal multi-tenant flexibility
  • What means a turn-key, from design and material due diligence to installation and commissioning ?
  1. Historical facts in concrete R&D, joint-free concrete slab systems
  2. Design Practice – Including the review of two built applications in Western Canada
  • Plastic Hinge, Finite Difference Analysis
  • Yield Line of Johansen, FEA
  • Seismic design
  • Uplift forces in monolithic structural rafts for super high bay (120FT+) automated storage buildings
  1. Alphacon, system install
  2. Listing very long term, distinctive Benefits for PrimX by Alphacon, 5-Year guarantee overview


François-Xavier Destrée, ir

François-Xavier earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. François-Xavier started his professional career with ExxonMobil, spending close to a few years at their Antwerp refinery, while earning a post-graduate degree in business administration from the Solvay Business School. After serving in process engineering roles both in the US and in Belgium at Lhoist R&D and Lhoist North America, François-Xavier joined the North American concrete construction industry in 2009.

Since 2009, François-Xavier developed a solid practice with the engineering, the packaging and the delivery of specialty, steel fiber reinforced concrete flooring systems, primarily serving the manufacturing, distribution, and climate-controlled warehousing industries. His track record includes over seventy-five joint-free, specialty concrete flooring systems, out of which over forty-five were installed at industrial, refrigerated warehousing facilities. In this role, François-Xavier served his clients as an engagement, engineering, and sales lead, overseeing all slab system design matters as is necessary to tailor build-to-suit, highly advanced concrete slab solutions. Over the last twelve years, François-Xavier also developed a valuable cross-trade understanding for the construction of warehousing facilities including docking, refrigeration, racking and automated AS/RS systems

François-Xavier is a co-founder for Alphacon, Inc, serving as Alphacon’s Chairman of the Board. Through his US- based consulting body, Concretio, François-Xavier also consults with select construction firms in North America. Outside of his professional endeavors, François-Xavier enjoys spending time and traveling with his family. François- Xavier also enjoys reading, cooking and the practice of watersports.


7pm, September 15th, 2021.

For recording of the presentation, please see the attached video