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.
Just as there are dangers with the use of software in engineering, it is equally important that we also note that there are also dangers with non-automation. In this article, we’ll look at the circumstances in which the virgin galactic plane crashed in 2014 and if there are lessons that can be learnt.
Approximately 50 years ago, the west gate bridge in Melbourne, Australia collapsed under construction killing over 30 people in what is now widely regarded as Australia’s worst construction accidents ever
A windpost is a vertical element offering lateral support to cladding element typically made from masonry. Historically masonry elements were required to sustain only vertical forces and designed as principal load bearing elements
This is the first post in a series on concrete bridges, the series will discuss in detail the various aspects of concrete bridge design and construction. This post introduces the concept and the key benefits of using concrete for bridges
Timber as a structural element is not new, in fact, it predates the development of concrete and steel as structural members, dating back many centuries
Concealed concrete beams are beams whose depth are kept equal to the thickness of the supported slab. They are normally reinforced separately from the slab, having longitudinal bars and stirrups like a drop beam.
The most common form of steel connections in steel-framed structures is simple connections. These are connections that are incapable of transmitting significant bending moment between the frame elements.
Steel sections must be classified before a design can be carried out. This is because steel sections are highly subjected to large compressive stresses and could possibly fail through buckling if the plates comprising the steel section are very slender
The strap foundation belongs to the family of spread foundation. It is very useful where the base for an exterior column must not project beyond…