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On Consolidation Settlement of Pile Groups

When a group of piles are founded on saturated clays, the pile group undergoes time dependent consolidation settlement. This can be calculated using the...

Analysis of Beams on Elastic Foundation

Introduction When a beam lies on elastic foundation under the action of externally applied loads, the reaction forces of the foundation are proportional at every...

Analysis and Design of Cantilever Retaining Walls on Staad Pro

In this post, we are going to show how cantilever retaining walls can be analysed and designed on Staad Pro software, and also compare...

Manual Design of Beam and Raft Foundation to Eurocode 2 (free PDF download)

In our last post, we considered the analysis of beam and raft foundation of a G+1 building using Staad Pro software. In this particular...

An Investigation on the Analysis of Beam and Raft Slab Using Staad Pro

Modern codes of practice are increasingly recognising the computational power of structural analysis  softwares. Staad Pro is a renowned structural analysis and design software...

A simpler Approach to the Design of Ground Beams Using Staad Pro

Ground beams are employed in reinforced concrete substructures for a lot of reasons. Ground beams can be differentiated from plinth beams due to a...

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...

Determination of Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations

Soil investigation is one of the most important activities carried out before the commencement of any construction project. In the soil test report, the...

Design of Pile Foundation Using Prokon Software

Few months ago, I made a publication on the design of pile foundation founded on sandy soils by using Lekki Pennisula Lagos, as case...

Geotechnical Design of Cantilever Retaining Walls to Eurocode 7

In the design of civil engineering structures, retaining walls are normally used to retain soil (earth materials), and they are usually found on embankments,...

Calculation of Settlement of Spread Foundation (EC7 Part 2)

In this post, we are going to talk about an approach described in Annex E of EN 1997-2:2006 (Eurocode 7 Part 2) for determining...

Design of Piles in Sand: Case Study of Lekki Pennisula, Lagos Nigeria

1.0 Introduction Construction experts in Lagos Island, Nigeria are no strangers to pile foundation. The poor soil profile in the area means that foundations are...

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In civil engineering construction works, contractors bidding for a job are always required to specify the rate they will use in executing...