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Top Civil Engineering Professional Bodies in the World

Civil Engineering is the oldest engineering profession in the world, and has been at the forefront of developing infrastructures such as...

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

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

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...

The West African Standard Compaction Test

The West African Standard (WAS) compaction test is a type of compaction procedure that utilises intermediate compaction energy (compactive effort) for densification...

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...

Building collapse – Have you exhausted your factors of safety?

The aftermath of any building collapse is usually horrendous, and the experience is an ugly one for everybody concerned. Human lives might...

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,...

Can you identify the cause of failure of this building?

Structural failure is real, and it is the duty of structural engineers to identify all possible modes of failure in a structure,...

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...

Analysis of Moving Load on Bridges Using Staad Pro

Every code of practice for bridge design has provision for modelling of traffic action as moving loads. This is similar to the idea of...

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...

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Effects of Wind on Different Configurations of Telecommunication Masts

Telecommunication masts or towers are tall structures that are designed for transmission of telecommunication signals or for radio/television broadcasting. Telecom masts...

Lapping of Reinforcements and Use of Rebar Couplers – Peculiarities and Differences

In reinforced concrete buildings, it is almost impossible to carry out construction without lapping reinforcements at one point or another. This...

Water Bars (Water Stops) – Uses, Types, and Applications

In reinforced concrete water retaining/excluding structures, a potential source of leakage or water ingress is the construction joint, and that is...

Structville Announces Webinar on Design of Roof Trusses (July, 2020)

In our core commitment to provide a flexible platform for learning, improvement, and disseminating civil engineering knowledge, we are delighted to...
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