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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...

Preparation of Bar Bending Schedule For Floor Slabs

Introduction Bar bending schedule is an important structural working document that rightly gives the disposition, bending shape, total length, and quantity of all the reinforcements...

Full Process on How to Carry Out Concrete Mix Design

Nowadays, engineers should have a deeper understanding, than just specifying say 1:2:4 concrete mix ratio for their construction works. Under normal and well controlled...

Blast Resistant Structures: 21 Things You Should Know

Explosives continue to be the terrorist’s preferred weapon, since they are destructive, relatively easy to obtain or fabricate, and still comparatively easy to move...

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Formulas for Calculating Different Properties of Concrete from Compressive Strength

The most basic test done on concrete in most laboratories is the compressive strength test. Sometimes other properties of concrete such as...

Structural Design of Encased Steel Columns

Composite sections of concrete and steel have a lot of advantages especially in the structural performance and fire resistance of a building....

Difference between Autogenous and Drying Shrinkage of Concrete

Autogenous shrinkage is caused by self-dessication in young concrete as water is consumed during hydration reaction. This occurs majorly within the early...

Specification of Concrete for Water Retaining Structures

In the year 2018, we made a successful publication on Analysis and Design of Swimming Pools and Underground Water Tanks. In this post, we...