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Propriety of Bending Schedules for Construction Purposes

Structural engineers usually issue bar bending schedule to clients/contractors after completing design and detailing of reinforced concrete structures. Bar bending schedules usually show the...

Structural Design of Swimming Pools and Underground Water Tanks

I spent a large part of the last few months developing the contents of this booklet on 'Structural Design of Underground Water Tanks and...

How to Calculate the Quantity of Mortar for Laying Blocks

Engineers, site managers, and quantity surveyors are always faced with the challenge of specifying as accurately as possible, the quantity of materials needed to...

Bonding of Old and New Concrete

In construction, there always comes a time when there is need to bond old hardened concrete (substrate) with fresh concrete topping/overlay. This post aims...

7 Basic Principles of Floor and Wall Tiling

The finishes applied to a building defines the total aesthetics, and reflects the pride of the designers and builders. A functional building without good...

Preparation of Bar Bending Schedule For Floor Slabs

Introduction Bar bending schedule is an important structural working document that rightly gives the disposition, bending shape, total length, and quantity of all the reinforcements...

Full Process on How to Carry Out Concrete Mix Design

Nowadays, engineers should have a deeper understanding, than just specifying say 1:2:4 concrete mix ratio for their construction works. Under normal and well controlled...

How to Estimate the Cost of Tiling a 3 Bedrooms Flat

The floor plan a of three bedroom's flat is as shown below. It is desirous to tile all the floor of the bedrooms, kitchen,...

How to Calculate the Number of Blocks Required to Complete a 3 Bedroom Flat

The floor plan of a three bedroom flat is as shown below. It is required to estimate the quantity of 6 inches block (without...

How to Estimate the Quantity of Sand and Cement Required for Moulding Blocks

In Nigeria, 9 inches hollow block (450mm x 225mm x 225mm) is normally employed for the construction of block work of buildings exceeding one...

Structural Analysis and Design of Residential Buildings Using Staad.Pro, Orion, and Manual Calculations

This should be a long post, but I am going to try and keep it as brief as possible. This post is more like...

Design of Reinforced Concrete Staircase According to Eurocode 2

1.0 Introduction In multi-storey buildings, ramps, elevators, escalators, and stairs are often employed to facilitate vertical circulation. Circulation refers to the movement of people and...

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Formulas for Calculating Different Properties of Concrete from Compressive Strength

The most basic test done on concrete in most laboratories is the compressive strength test. Sometimes other properties of concrete such as...

Structural Design of Encased Steel Columns

Composite sections of concrete and steel have a lot of advantages especially in the structural performance and fire resistance of a building....

Difference between Autogenous and Drying Shrinkage of Concrete

Autogenous shrinkage is caused by self-dessication in young concrete as water is consumed during hydration reaction. This occurs majorly within the early...

Specification of Concrete for Water Retaining Structures

In the year 2018, we made a successful publication on Analysis and Design of Swimming Pools and Underground Water Tanks. In this post, we...