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Rugged Steel Staircase Construction – What are your thoughts on this?

I stumbled across this steel staircase construction (most probably for an industrial building), and I was intrigued. The massive size of the sections are...

Bonding of Old and New Concrete

In construction, there always comes a time when there is need to bond old hardened concrete (substrate) with fresh concrete topping/overlay. This post aims...

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...

Introduction to Structville Research

We are excited to announce that we have recently added a unique new page to our blog called 'Structville Research'. You can visit 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...

7 Basic Principles of Floor and Wall Tiling

The finishes applied to a building defines the total aesthetics, and reflects the pride of the designers and builders. A functional building without good...

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...

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...

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Comparative Design of Triangular Pile Cap with free PDF download

In our post on Structural Aspects of Pile Foundation Design, we showed how we can determine the number piles required to support...

What Engineers and Architects Should Know About Site Instruction

A site instruction is a formal written order given by the heads of a project to contractors or sub-contractors on specific projects issues such...

Structural Aspects of Pile Foundation Design: A Practical Example

Geotechnical engineers are expected to hand over soil investigation report to structural engineers, who will proceed to provide the longitudinal reinforcements needed for the...

Calculation of Collapse Settlement of Collapsible Soils

Civil engineers are always faced with one challenge or another on site, and one of the major challenges on site has to do with...