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Use of Polystyrene in Ribbed Slabs: Structural Design Example

For long span slabs in a building subjected to light load, ribbed slabs are more economical than solid slabs. In ribbed slab construction, reduction...

How to Calculate Crackwidth Due to Bending According to EC2 (Download Excel Spreadsheet)

Cracking is normal in reinforced concrete structures subjected to bending, shear, twisting, axial tension, and restraint from movement. This is mainly due to the...

How to Design RC Beams for Heavy Shear Load

Shear failure usually occurs in form diagonal cracks, and must be checked under ultimate limit state during the structural design of buildings. In reinforced...

Transfer Structures: Design Example on 5-Storey Building

Transfer structures can be described as structures in which the loads from above (usually from columns or walls) are transferred to other structures (such...

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...

Structural Design of Cantilever Slabs – Solved Example

Cantilever slabs are common features in buildings due to the need to have bigger spaces at upper floors. To achieve this, architects normally extend...

Analysis and Design of Pedestrian Bridge Using Staad Pro

Pedestrian bridges (footbridges) are structures designed to enable human beings cross over obstacles such as busy highways, water bodies, gullies, etc. There are several...

Design Example of Punching Shear in Slabs (Eurocode 2)

For the flat slab with the general arrangement as shown below, let us design the punching shear for column B1 given the following design information; Ultimate axial...

Provision of Longitudinal Reinforcement in Piles: Solved Example

Precast piles are designed to withstand stresses caused during their installation, and the load from their service life. Bored piles on the other hand...

Crack Control of R.C. Slabs Using Simplified Rules (Eurocode 2)

The serviceability limit states covered by Eurocode 2 are; - Stress limitation (section 7.2) - crack control (section 7.3) and - deflection control (section 7.4)

Structural Design of Slabless (Sawtooth) Staircase

Slabless staircases (also called sawtooth staircases) offer aesthetically pleasing alternatives in buildings, and are often a source of wonder to those who do not...

Structville Design Competition for Students (Prizes to be won)

Structville Integrated Services is calling on civil engineering students in various universities and polytechnics in Nigeria to participate in her first structural design competition....

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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...