Advanta Parking Structure

The vehicle barrier cable system on this five-story parking structure was fully repaired as well all the exposed grease monostrand tendons protruding on the top deck.  Very few cables had been back seated which had allowed the wedges to “walk” out over time and loosen the cables. You can tell if a cable has been back seated by the “bite” marks left on the cable.  Poor concrete and inadaquate water proofing had also taken it’s toll on this structure.

We use a specially calibrated tension meter to verify and record the actual tension on every cable.  Different cable lengths must be calculated and stressed with different forces to achieve the desired force.

Service Type: PT repairs in deck and vehicle barrier cable repairs

Location: Bellevue, WA

Date Completed: 12/2019

Post Tensioning Solutions
130 37th St NE, Auburn, WA 98002
(253) 737-5167
[email protected]

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Post Tensioning Institute

Post Tensioning Solutions
130 37th St NE, Auburn, WA 98002
(253) 737-5167
[email protected]

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Lady Office Mascot

Lady is a friendly dog that keeps the office warm and entertained. She loves to greet visitors and take walks around the office. Her secondary role is “Assistant Snack Taker.”

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies include sleeping, eating, asking for more food, then sleeping again.
  • Her favorite toy is a tennis ball.
  • She enjoys car rides but insists on sitting on the center console for maximum comfort.

Shaun Thompson General Superintendent

Bio here.

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Rebecca Vu Office Administrator

Rebecca grew up in the Pacific Northwest and majored in English and art history. She lives a quiet life pursuing knowledge and artistic endeavors.

Fun Facts:

  • Spends her free time working on a variety of artistic hobbies such as jewelry making, drawing, and papercrafts.
  • Enjoys traveling to experience concerts, pop culture conventions, and new food.

Cynthia Thompson Vice President

Cindy loves getting her hands dirty and will work out in the field whenever possible so she can stay in touch with what is needed to help the jobs will run more efficiently and safely. 

When she isn’t working, she’s spending time with her grandchildren or in the garden growing her own vegetables.  She’s a country girl at heart.

Fun Facts:

  • Grew up on a dairy farm in southwestern Washington.
  • Loves to travel, hike, and explore the world.
  • Completed the Seattle to Portland (STP) bike ride which covered of 210 miles.
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Rick Thompson CEO

Rick Thompson has over 40 years of post-tensioning experience. He runs a variety of projects while efficiently using the latest construction methods to increase probability, quality, and service for your project.

He has extensive experience in post-tensioning and is considered a leading authority on post-tensioning procedures. He is highly skilled in dealing effectively with a wide range of projects, working under high pressure, and defining objectives, assessing requirements, and resolving problems.

Fun Facts:

  • The author of The Quantum Mindset in a Nutshell.
  • Loves Disney and proposed to this wife in Disneyland. The two honeymooned in Disneyworld.
  • Has worked on 3 of the 4 floating bridges.

Michael Tungsvik Construction Operations Manager

Michael joined Post Tensioning Solutions in 2020 to take on the role of Construction Operations Manager. Previously he had worked in the structural steel industry for 10 years as an estimator and project manager.

Michael is a result-driven construction manager with over 36 years of expertise as a project engineer, assistant project manager, construction supervisor and project manager. He has a history of concurrently directing multiple projects to successful completion through effective management and team collaboration. He continually strives to produce high quality projects while adhering to a tight schedule and budget. His advanced understanding of customer needs with diligent attention to detail results in superior customer service and high level of customer satisfaction.

Fun Facts:

  • Enjoys getting away with his wife to sunny locations with ocean beaches and plenty of golf courses.
  • On any given weekend you can catch him on a golf course or riding his Indian Roadmaster Motorcycle for relaxation.
  • Enjoys spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

John Pagano Senior Estimator & Project Manager

John was a structural carpenter for 22 years before moving into the post-tensioning industry in 2005 to work as an estimator for Rick Thompson. With skilled guidance, he acquired the skills and knowledge to work with clients and guide them through the supply process for many successful commercial projects.

He was later invited to join a new structural steel firm where he worked as a construction manager then fabrication shop engineer. In 2018, he moved over to Post Tensioning Solutions to work side-by-side again with his mentor, Rick Thompson.

Fun Facts:

  • Enjoys driving his muscle car to Montana to visit with his grown daughter when pass conditions allow.
  • Grew up surfing the beaches of Southern California and playing live shows in
    Hollywood during the 1980s. He’s since moved to Seattle, but you can
    still find him performing with his local band on any given weekend.
  • Enjoys yearly January trips to Sayulita, Mexico for sun and margaritas on the beach.