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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 material in Nigeria, and has been extensively utilised in civil engineering works such as building construction,...

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...

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...

Structural Analysis of Portal Frames Subjected to Gravity Load

Gravity actions are normally used for verification of portal frames for lateral, buckling, and torsional stability. Elastic analysis and design of portal...

99.99% of people will be clueless about this puzzle….

The values given for the following triangles were obtained using a consistent relationship. I really do not expect a lot of people to be...

Application of Finite Difference Method to the Elastic Analysis of Simply Supported Thin Plates: A simplified Approach

1.0 INTRODUCTION A plate is a structure whose thickness is comparatively smaller compared to its lateral dimensions. A typical example of a plate is the...

Nigeria Road Traffic Signs and their Meanings (Information and Pictures)

Road traffic signs are signs that are erected by the side of the road, or above the road to inform or give instructions to...

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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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