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Cement Standards and Applications in Nigeria

Cement is one of the most popular construction materials in Nigeria, and has been extensively utilised in civil engineering works such as building construction,...

How to Achieve Grade 25 Concrete on Site

The characteristic compressive strength of concrete to be used in construction is usually specified in the working drawings, design calculation sheets, and...

Construction of Underground Water/Septic Tanks by Sinking

Underground water retaining structures have wide applications in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. According to Lagos State Development Laws (2005), a building...

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...

25 TOP CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS

Instruction: Attempt All Questions Examiner: Structville Integrated Services (1) Mechanics of deformable bodies is usually studied under? (A) Statics (B) Strength of Materials (C) Dynamics (2) Which...

Problems of Civil Engineering Consultancy in Nigeria

The wealth creation cycle in construction industry revolves around the political climate, economy, government policies, availability of resources, technology, and skilled manpower. Thousands of...

Design and Calculation of Formwork Requirement of Slabs

Formworks are structures to used to support and hold fresh concrete in place in order to obtain the desired shape prior to setting, curing,...

Do Commercial Softwares Make Engineers Better?

In the 1950s, a method of analysis involving discretization of a continuous domain into a set of discrete sub-domains called elements started in the...

Linear Interpolation for Structural Engineers (Gregory-Newton Forward Difference Formular)

1.0 Introduction In the design of structures, engineers are always faced with the task of carrying out interpolations as supported by various codes of practice....

How to Prepare the General Arrangement (GA) of a Building

1.0 Introduction The general arrangement (GA) or structural layout is a document that clearly specifies the disposition of the structural elements in a building such...

Hope for Fresh Graduate Engineers

On the of 22nd of August 2017, I woke up by 5:00am with the inspiration that there is hope for everybody, irrespective of life...

How to Succeed as A Civil Engineering Student

The role of a civil engineer in the advancement of civilisation and the cause of mankind cannot be overemphasized. If for any reason you...

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Design of Pile Foundation System for Bridge Piers

Piles are the most preferred type of foundation for supporting the piers of overhead bridges. They offer greater resistance to vertical...

Design of Bridge Pier and Pier Cap

Bridge pier caps are horizontal structural members used for transferring bridge deck loads to the piers, before they are transferred to...

Structural Stability of a Ten-Storey Braced Steel Frame

Structural stability is broadly defined as the capacity of a structure to recover equilibrium. As a topic in structural engineering, it...

What is the immediate solution to these geohazards?

Erosion, landslides, earthquakes, etc are identified are geohazards which normally require significant engineering efforts to put their effects under control. While...
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