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An Overview about Forensic Engineering Services

September 11th, 2018

Forensic engineering services are employed when structures experience damage. A bridge is on the verge of collapsing, a tall building has cracks running along a load-bearing wall, or some other puzzling incident has befallen an engineering asset. Essentially, forensic engineers, by virtue of their job description, are structural sleuths, who use science to determine the […]

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Things to Consider in the Design and Construction of Access and Minor Roads

August 27th, 2018

A temporary access road is being installed on a worksite. There’s ground to grade, soil to compact, and gravel to lay. At the end of the project, a layer of soft tarmac and a line of generator-powered streetlights concludes the project. Elsewhere, however, a permanent roadway, an access line between a main highway and a […]

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Erosion and Sediment Control Plans

August 17th, 2018

Two forces are guilty of altering our landscapes. The first works with subtractive impact, chewing away swathes of soil. This ejecta is then carried away and deposited elsewhere. In effect, the process is “eroding” land and dropping the removed soil as sediment elsewhere. Unfortunately, what was once a natural cycle is now being heavily influenced […]

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Storm Water Analysis and Testing: What is it all about?

July 27th, 2018

Thanks to man’s impact, every rainstorm carries trace contaminants. Motes of dirt are common enough, but the evaporated atmospheric fluid (in its pre-downfall state) also contains manmade chemicals. What if those clouds are fat and dark? Then the rain is going to fall as a deluge. Instead of a light shower, this is a storm, […]

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Form Work and False Work: What are the Differences?

July 10th, 2018

Key design differences exist between building formwork and falsework. For starters, formwork is an umbrella term, in that formwork projects incorporate falsework assets. Strictly speaking, however, they’re separate entities. One task addresses the services used to contain freshly poured concrete. Falsework, the second approach to structural work, targets form holding undertakings. Both defined as temporary […]

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Structural Design of Temporary Structures in Construction

June 25th, 2018

Due to their brief lifespans, temporary structures require a unique set of structural rules. Regular buildings are solidly planted in the ground. In contrast, temporary structures in construction are expected to endure heavy loads, but they’re also built to come apart as the project nears completion. The engineering issues are complex, the problems many, but […]

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Structural Design of Swimming Pools: Process and Analysis before Construction

June 12th, 2018

Terracing frames a shaped swimming pool. The water sparkles as family members’ splash. Elsewhere, water cascades down several steps before it arrives at a reflecting pool. There are classical elements and contemporary lines everywhere, but these exterior features take time to develop, unfortunately. More importantly, though, they have to be hung on an expertly engineered […]

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Commercial and Industrial Engineering

May 21st, 2018

Commercial and industrial engineers cover a vast range of services. The disciplines operate in theoretical spaces, with engineering teams engaged in structural analysis projects and other academically biased services. Spreadsheet numbers and computer simulations then leave the drawing board. They’re transformed into actionable designs, which means it’s time to talk to the contractors. In point […]

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Understanding Structural Engineering and Analysis

May 10th, 2018

This is a massive topic. As such, we’re obliged to clearly point out the key factors that surface when a structural engineering venture is engaged. While it’s conceded that these are mathematical values and engineering principles, it’s also true that those figures and facts refer to a tangible building project. From load factors to design […]

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