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Important checklists before casting concrete on site

Concreting or casting days are usually big days for site engineers. It is very typical to see engineers and project managers work...

Tips for Civil Engineering Job Interviews

Landing a good job soon after graduation is the dream of many young civil engineering students. On the other hand, as a...

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...

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Design of Circular Hollow Section (CHS) Steel columns

Circular Hollow Sections (CHS) are round tubular steel sections that are used for a variety of purposes in civil engineering. They...

Effects of Wind on Billboard Structures

Billboards are large outdoor advertising structures that are found along highways and city centres. Due to their large size and flexibility...

Design of Moment-Resisting Column Base Plates

In the design of portal frames and other steel structures, moment-resisting bases can be provided if large lateral forces and bending...

Structural Design of Signposts and Billboards

As the name implies, signposts are post bearing structures that offer information or guidance to people. They are a prominent feature...
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