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Calculation of Collapse Settlement of Collapsible Soils

Civil engineers are always faced with one challenge or another on site, and one of the major challenges on site has to do with...

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...

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...

How to Analyse Retaining Walls for Trapezoidal Load

In the analysis of retaining walls subjected to earth pressure, it is very common to observe trapezoidal load distribution on the walls. Normally, earth...

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...

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...

Structural Design of Flat Raft Foundation (Rigid Approach)

Introduction The conventional rigid combined footing approach is a method of analysing raft foundation using simple statics without any consideration of the elastic properties of...

Structural Design of Combined Footings: Solved Example to Eurocode 2

Introduction Combined footings are normally employed in cases where two or more columns are closely spaced such that their individual pad footings would overlap each...

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Standards for Highway Materials in Nigeria

Earth materials are extensively utilised for highway construction in Nigeria. It has been recognised that high quality lateritic soils which are abundant...

Inclusion of women in construction industry

Growing up as a Nigerian from one of the least developed communities, I have identified that our continent Africa and Nigeria in...

Analysis of Vehicle Collision on Bridge Piers

EN 1991-1-7 discussed and gave guidance on accidental actions and their applications in the design calculations for bridge structures. It is obvious...
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