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What comes to your mind when you hear the word engineering? Does it bring to your imagination skyscrapers, bridges, highways, tech...

Cost of building a duplex in Nigeria (foundation to DPC)

The cost of building a duplex in Nigeria varies, and it is generally influenced by the size of the building, the...

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...

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...

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Construction Commences on the World’s Longest Underwater Tunnel

The construction of the world’s longest immersed tunnel has officially begun. The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel that will connect Denmark and Germany, is scheduled to...

Lateral Load Resistance of High-Rise Buildings

The lateral load resistance and stability of buildings get increasingly important as the height of the building increases. Gravity loads on...

Bentley Systems Announces Winners of ‘Year in Infrastructure 2020’ Awards

Bentley Systems Incorporated has announced the winners of the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of...

Column Axial Shortening in Tall Buildings

When a vertical compressive load is applied to a column, it shortens. Axial shortening takes place in all structures but when...
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