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Cement Standards and Applications in Nigeria

Cement is one of the most popular construction material 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...

What you 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...

Review on the Quantity of Cement Required to Lay 9 inches (230 mm) Blocks

In our previous post, we were able to establish that we need 0.03 m3 of mortar to lay one square metre of 9 inches hollow...

Advise on the Stability of this Structure

As a structural engineer, advise the client/architect on the stability of the structure, distinguishing between transient and permanent situation.Height - 11.28 mLength - 20.00...

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...

Strength of Spaghetti Bridge Trusses (Video)

Interestingly, uncooked spaghetti has been used extensively to demonstrate the behavior of structures under the action of externally applied loads. Investigations...

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...

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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...

Standards for Highway Materials in Nigeria

Earth materials are extensively utilised for highway construction in Nigeria. It has been recognised that high quality lateritic soils which are abundant...

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...

Analysis of Vehicle Collision on Bridge Piers

EN 1991-1-7 discussed and gave guidance on accidental actions and their applications in the design calculations for bridge structures. It is obvious...
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