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4 Types Of Structural Fasteners You must know about

Structural construction requires study connections to keep heavy-duty materials together. As such, workers use appropriate structural fasteners to facilitate this. Thus, crucial knowledge of these fasteners would be best.There are various fasteners available in the market you can use and each has its application. Furthermore, one type of fastener can have different classifications. For…
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Timber Construction Characteristics, Advantages & Disadvantages

The wood timber that is suitable for construction is obtained from trees that will measure 0.6m in girth or more. There are different types of woods available for various purposes. The woods that is available for construction is called as timber.Pic Credit : lotusgardenscapesAs strength and durability is the major concern in construction, the timber as a construction material is less…
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9+ Uncommon and Rare Type of Beams you don\'t know

As a civil engineer and construction expert, you’d be familiar with a lot of common beam types and kinds but did you know there are a lot of uncommon types of beams you don’t know. Or in other words there are many uncommon types of beams you should know and in this post…
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Bridge Design for the Civil and Structural Professional Engineering Exams by Rober H and Jai B. Kim

This Book on Bridge Design is intended to serve both as a study reference for practicing engineers and engineering faculty preparing for the civil and structural professional engineering examinations, and as classroom text for civil engineering seniors and graduate students.Bridge Design for the Civil and Structural Professional Engineering Exams by Rober H and Jai B. KimIt is…
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What is Structural health monitoring (SHM)

Structural health monitoring (SHM) Civil infrastructures such as bridges, viaducts, buildings, dams etc. are valuable national assets that must be maintained to ensure public safety. In a modern society, these structures facilitate our transportation networks, industrial…
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Parts of a Bridge Structure - Concrete Span Bridge

Bridges in a broad spectrum is one of the major Infrastructure types that depicts the development and expansion of a region. The significance and value of a Bridge is doubt less at all.  These structures have provided the ease and reduced the distances between two cities and countries. I have worked in regions full of mountains where one region is separated from the other through a vigorous river…
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How To Rectify Damaged Broken Reinforcement?

Today, we have gone through a problem at site, there were some dowels of #6 diameter projecting from the base concrete for the wall of a room. During site execution of other works some rebars were poorly crooked and twisted, so it was decided to straight these rebars with…
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Reasons Why Steel Reinforcement Is Used In Concrete?

Recently one of our fans have asked us on a social networking site the above cited question about why we use steel reinforcement in concrete moreover why only steel not any other metal available in the industry. Well, working on a mega DAM as structural engineer I can imagine how much huge quantity of reinforcement is actually used now days, I mean 36 mm (#11) bundles of 3 bars and in 3 layers…
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What is Bar Bending Schedule?

Bar Bending Schedule or BBS is actually a detailed tabulated worksheet showing the particulars of reinforcing bars as needed in reinforcement drawings of a structure. The phrase “Bar Bending” is so because at the steel yard where different types of reinforcement are cut and bent this table is used as a reference to bend the reinforcement bars in desired and required shape and sizes.What…
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