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Guidelines for Tying of Reinforcement

In the construction of reinforced concrete structures, reinforcement bars must be tied together in order to hold them in place and to also facilitate...

Cost of Reinforcement Works in Nigeria

Installation of reinforcements is an important item of work in the construction of reinforced concrete structures. The cost of reinforcement works therefore significantly impacts...

Technical Guide: Detailing and Arrangement of Beam Reinforcements on Site

Beams are horizontal structural elements used for supporting lateral loads. In conventional reinforced concrete structures, beams usually receive load from the floor slab, but...

Precast Lintels: A Cost and Time-Saving Solution in Construction

A lintel is a secondary structural member used to support a wall spanning above an opening in a masonry wall. They are usually categorised...

Bar Bending Schedule: Preparation, Applications, and Standards

On a construction site, there are different quality control/quality assurance systems to ensure the efficient delivery of a project. One of these is the...

Bracing Systems in a High-Rise Building

The bracing system (stabilising components) of a high-rise building is normally made up of different units: frameworks (beams and columns), shear walls, coupled shear...

Construction Commences on the World’s Longest Underwater Tunnel

The construction of the world’s longest immersed tunnel has officially begun. The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel that will connect Denmark and Germany, is scheduled to be officially opened...

Autodesk Launches BuildingConnected in Australia and NewZealand

BuildingConnected, a construction tender program owned by Autodesk had been launched in Australia and NewZealand. With this expansion, the BuildingConnected solution is now available...

New Publication Alert: Structural Analysis and Design of Industrial Portal Frames

Buildings with large spans are very common in business parks, industrial complexes, warehouses, places of worship, leisure houses, and sports complexes. The functionality of...

Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Soils

When a saturated clay is subjected to external pressure, the pressure is initially taken up by the water in the pores thereby leading to...

Engineered Wood Products and their Applications in Structural Engineering

A wide range of derived wood products are obtained by binding and fixing of wood particles, boards, veneers, fibres, or strands with adhesives or...

High Rise Timber Building to be Constructed in Tokyo

Mitsui Fudosan and Takenaka Corporation has commenced plans to develop a 70 metres high timber building in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district. The 17 storey building when...

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