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Ubani Obinna

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A dynamic civil engineer with vast experience in research, design, and construction of civil engineering infrastructures. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. Reach him at ubani@structville.com

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The characteristic compressive strength of concrete to be used in construction is usually specified in the working drawings, design calculation sheets, and...

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