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Thursday, 19 January 2017 01:00

Tehran’s Pasco building collapses after fire

Plasco commercial building, an iconic high-rise structure in central Tehran, collapsed following a fire that broke out on the top floors on 8 am local time (Thursday 19/1) and was burning for hours. According to the local media, at least 30 firefighters have been killed, although it is still unclear whether their death was due to the fire or the building’s collapse.  The 17-storey tall structure came down in a matter of seconds and there are fears there could be more people trapped inside.

The roof of a newly-built sports arena in Ceska Trebova, East Bohemia in Czech Republic suddenly collapsed last Saturday. Τhe incident happened during a floorball game and although the roof hit the ground quite quickly, luckily the players and spectators (about 80 people) managed to sprint towards the exit doors in time and nobody got seriously injured.

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Hayward Baker, Inc., a Keller Company, helps owners and developers overcome challenging foundation design and construction issues on a daily basis.

Using the CHANCE® Wireless Torque Indicator from Hubbell, you can install screw anchors to a pre-determined torque value which gives a positive indication of anchor holding capacity in any soil type. This tool also helps your crew avoid excessive torsional loading which could cause damage to the anchor and/or anchor tools during installation.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:53

Raise the concrete slab edge with Porch pile cap assemplies Featured

Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. has launched this assembly in order to raise the concrete slab edge or non-load bearing wall using a screw lift system.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 15:29

Rapid piers to fit your job Featured

The Atlas Resistance® Pier is a manufactured, two-stage product designed specifically to produce structural support strength, by Hubbell -CHANCE®.

First, the Pier Pipe is driven to a firm bearing stratum; then the lift equipment is combined with a manifold system to lift the structure. The Atlas Resistance® Pier System procedure provides measured support strength. Atlas Resistance® Piers are spaced at adequate centers where each pier is driven to a suitable stratum and then tested to a force greater than required to lift the structure. This procedure effectively load tests each pier prior to lift and provides a measured Factor of Safety on each pier at lift.

Atlas Resistance® Piers have been used to restore and/or stabilize homes and commercial structures that had settled due to a wide variety of soil problems. Foundation settlement and movement can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations. Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and render them unsafe.

You can find more information about the resistance piers here

Source: Hubbell

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This month TheStructuralEngineer.info is excited to announce the November Issue#106 of its monthly Newsletter!

November issue bring you with a Collection of Structural Engineering Calculation Problems! You will find the latest most interesting Industry News, directly from our News Center, which features daily articles written by our Structural Engineering Professionals. The Online Library database has been steadily growing with more papers in Masonry Structures  category, new additions have been also made in our Events and Software Databases. Finally, selected structural job openings have been added in our Engineering Job Portal, CEECareers.com! Have a look at our featured book titled "Design of Joints in Steel and Composite Structures" published by Wiley Publishers.  

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