This article discusses the various types of loading on box culverts and how to estimate the design value of these loads based on the recommendations of the Eurocodes.
The design of piled foundation unlike other foundation types largely falls within the remit of a geotechnical engineer with little assistance from the structural engineer. The first step requires the geotechnical team to conduct a detailed site investigation
This article discusses moment resisting connections used in the design of single storey and multi-storey buildings. It highlights the common types of moment connections used and an overview of the design procedures based on Eurocode 3 (Part 1-8)
This article describes how to detail a concrete column with respect to geometry, concrete cover, minimum and maximum area of longitudinal reinforcement, size and spacing longitudinal and transverse bars etc.
Transfer structures are used in buildings with vertical element discontinuities and where a direct load passage to the foundations is not practicable. This article offers…
This article is concerned with the design of waffle slabs supported on solid column heads – a slab option that combines the benefits of a…
Column base plates are provided beneath steel columns in order to transmit the applied design forces safely to the foundations. Steel columns are heavily loaded and their cross-sections are typically small…….
When assessing the safety of an existing building, a significantly different approach is required compared to when planning a new structure. This article explores how…
This article highlights the design of strap foundations: a very viable solution where the position of column with respect to its foundation must be eccentric as a result of site constraints.
In scenarios where traditional concrete or masonry retaining walls might be unsuitable due to ground movement or drainage considerations, gabion walls offer a viable alternative. This article offers insights into how to design gabion walls