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Design of Bolted Beam Splice Connections According to EC3

In the erection of steel structures, there is always need to join steel members for the purpose of continuity. We cannot always have full...

Member Design of a 22m Span Steel Roof Truss

Introduction We all need a roof over our head. Nowadays, architects frequently use roof pattern and design to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of a...

Structural Design of Steel Fin Plate Connection

1.0 Introduction The fin plate connection is very popular in the construction industry due to its ease of erection, and the absence of shared bolts...

Thickness Design of Column Base Plate Using Prokon Software

Last year, I made a submission here on how to carry out the thickness design of column base plates. See post below; Thickness Design of Column...

Design Example of Steel Beams According to Eurocode 3

Introduction This post deals with the design of simply supported I-beam section subjected to permanent and variable loads according to Eurocode 3. The design involves...

How to Design Fillet Weld connection for Steel Trusses (EC3)

In modern construction, the commonest methods of connecting steel members are by bolting and welding. Eurocode 3 identifies different types of welding such as; ...

Imperfection Analysis of Structures With Solved Examples

1.0 Introduction Imperfection in structures can be described as deviations and inconsistencies in structures and structural members, which can affect the behaviour of the structure...

Thickness Design of Column Base Plate Connections (EC3)

Problem Statement It is required to specify the appropriate thickness of a base plate to support a UC 203 x 203 x 60 subjected to...

How to Design Roof Purlins: A Solved Example

(Image Copyright belongs to Albion Sections Limited, UK) Roof purlin needs no introduction to anyone in the construction industry. They are members used to directly...

PRACTICAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STEEL ROOF TRUSSES TO EUROCODE 3: A SAMPLE DESIGN

1.0 INTRODUCTION The most widespread alternative for roof construction in Nigeria is the use of trusses, of which timber and steel are the primary choice...

Comparative Example on Design of Axially Loaded Steel Column Using EC3 and BS 5950-1:2000

In structural members subjected to compressive forces (e.g. columns and struts), secondary bending caused by, for example, imperfections within materials during fabrication processes, inaccurate...

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Specification of Concrete for Water Retaining Structures

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What Engineers and Architects Should Know About Site Instruction

A site instruction is a formal written order given by the heads of a project to contractors or sub-contractors on specific projects issues such...

Structural Aspects of Pile Foundation Design: A Practical Example

Geotechnical engineers are expected to hand over soil investigation report to structural engineers, who will proceed to provide the longitudinal reinforcements needed for the...