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Structural Design Challenge | Explore your creativity

Building design concepts all over the world are evolving on a daily basis. Architects are coming up with different ways of making buildings appear...

Design of Biaxial Reinforced Concrete Columns

A biaxial column is a column that is subjected to compressive axial force and bending moment in the two planes. They are usually found...

Formulation of Diagram Combination Equations Using Vereschagin’s Rule

The famous Maxwell-Mohr’s integral forms the backbone of the force method of structural analysis. It is also an important and universal method of computing...

Analysis of Moving Load on Cable-Stayed Bridges Using Staad Pro

Stays can be used to support orthotropic bridge decks which consists of continuous girders. The stays which are inclined cables passing over or pinned...

The 2018 Earthquake Induced Flow-Slide in Jono Oge Sulawesi, Indonesia

On September 28, 2018, a large earthquake of magnitude (Mw) 7.5 struck Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. A major cause of large fatalities from this event...

How to Distribute HB Live Load to Bridge Girders

In the UK, HB loads are used to represent abnormal traffic on a bridge deck. Even though the use of HA and HB loads...

Design of Doubly-Reinforced Beams According to EC2 | Worked Example

In the design of reinforced concrete beams, if the design ultimate moment is greater than the ultimate moment of resistance i.e. MEd > MRd,...

Structville Question of the Day

Structville daily questionsFrom now henceforth, Structville will be publishing daily questions on different aspects of civil engineering. You are expected to enter your response...


Cement Standards and Applications in Nigeria

Cement is one of the most popular construction materials in Nigeria, and has been extensively utilised in civil engineering works such as building construction,...

On the Design of RC Tension Columns

It is more common for reinforced concrete columns in a building to be in compression. This makes sense because, in a conventional load path...



Modelling and Analysis of Bridge Pile Cap Using Staad Pro

Bridge pile caps are substructure elements that are used for transferring bridge superstructure load to the pile foundation. Pile caps for bridges are used...

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Reputable Journals in Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering is the application of engineering principles to the acquisition, interpretation, and use of knowledge of materials of the Earth's crust and earth...


Bentley Systems Launches Bentley Education Program

Bentley Systems has announced the launch of Bentley Education program that will provide full access to learning licenses of more than 40 of Bentley’s most popular...

Design of Roof Purlins

Roof purlins are members used to directly support roof sheeting materials, and could be made of timber or steel. In timber construction, purlins are...

Design of Hollow Steel Section Connections

It is common knowledge that a well-designed hollow steel section has lesser material weight and higher strength to weight ratio when compared with an...

Which Engineering Judgement Informed this Decision?

Looking at the image above, it can be seen that the contractor lapped and cranked the column reinforcement to an entirely new position. In...

Alternatives to the Construction of Foundation of Duplexes on Good Soil

Simple duplex buildings that are founded on soil with an allowable bearing capacity of 100 kN/m2 and above can be safely and economically supported...

Deflection of Elastic Systems Using Castigliano’s Theorem

Castigliano's method for calculating deflections is an application of his second theorem, which states that if the strain energy of a linearly elastic structure...


Concrete mix design is the process of specifying and proportioning the quantity of concrete ingredients (cement, sand, gravel, and water) required to produce concrete...
A corbel is a very short structural cantilever member projecting from a wall or a column for the purpose of carrying loads. In reinforced...





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