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North Chile: A strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the region last Wednesday

On Wednesday 17th of July, a massive 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook North Chile according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). As EMSC stated the epicenter was near Calama while...

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Heidelberg, Germany: the largest 3D-printed structure in Europe was delivered

A huge milestone for the construction sector in Europe was completed last February with the inauguration of the largest 3D printed building by the city of Heidelberg with the aid of PERI 3D construct...

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Syria: 316 schools were restored and fully equipped after last year’s catastrophic earthquake

After the catastrophic earthquake in February 2023 in Aleppo province, Syria, 1019 schools were damaged while 349 of them were deemed unsafe. Mustafa Abdel Ghani, who is the director of Education in...

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Plateau State, Nigeria school building collapse: 22 fatalities and 132 people trapped

On the 12th of July at approximately 11:30 local time a two-storey school building collapsed in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria resulting in 22 deaths. Furthermore, 132 others primarily students were tra...

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Grajska kašča, Slovenia: 5.6-million EUR restoration project is about to start

A new project to renovate the Grajska kašča castle which is in Ptuj Castle complex in Ptuj, Slovenia is planned to start in 2024 with its completion expected by March of 2026. The total cost of the p...

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Driving excellence at Aston Martin Residences

As the high-profile Miami skyscraper celebrates its official opening, we look at back at how Keller provided a range of techniques and overcame numerous challenges to help create a modern masterpiece...

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Create Impressissive BIM Structures with STAAD & RAM

As engineers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sector, we have observed the widespread adoption of building information modeling (BIM). Over the past five years, the term “inf...

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Harnessing RAM Concept For Innovative Structural Design

In this blog post, Pietro Zini delves into the more versatile applications of RAM Concept, specifically its role in the design of restrained retaining walls, the evaluation of pile foundation capaci...

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Paul Leonard appointed President of Keller North America

Keller announces Paul Leonard has been appointed President of Keller North America, assuming the role in June 2024. Keller North America is the largest and most profitable division of Keller Group p...

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Spider Excavators: Revolutionizing Power Line Maintenance and Modernization

In an era where so much relies on the health of our national power gird, power line maintenance and modernization are paramount. Historically reliant on manual labor and heavy machinery, this sector...

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Researchers develop new ultra-resistant and self-repairing concrete materials

New ultra-resistant and self-repairing concrete materials have been designed by a team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Politecnico di Milano. In cracking situations, the ne...

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Calculation of the second moments of area

The problem: Determine the second moments of area, Ixx and Iyy, for the sections indicated in Figures 2a to 2e. Tip: It is given that the total height and the area of the 457 x 152 x 52 UB...

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Calculation of the cross-sectional area and the position of centroid

The problem: Determine the cross-sectional area and the position of the centroid for the sections shown in Figures 1a to 1e. Please consider that the origin of the coordinate system is located...

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Overhanging beam: shear force and bending moment calculation

Calculate the shear force and bending moment values due to the imposed loading on the overhanging beam of Figure 1.  Figure 1: The overhanging beam considered. The free-body-diagram is shown in F...

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Time History Analysis: process and advantages

In the field of structural engineering and design, the examination of dynamic loads is significant and cannot be underestimated. Time history analysis stands out as a crucial approach to studying...

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Bending stress in a beam element

Given: A simply supported beam of length L=5m is given in Figure 1a. The beam is subjected to uniform distributed load equal to 3.2kN/m. If the beam has a rectangular cross-section, as shown in...

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Method of sections

Please determine the forces in the members BC, GC and GF of the pin-jointed plane truss shown in Figure 1 using the method of sections. Given: Figure 1: The pin-jointed plane truss considered. So...

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Truss deflection using the unit load method

Given: A pin-jointed truss is given in Figure 1. Determine the vertical displacement of joint E using the unit load method. All the members have cross-sectional area of 250mm and same modulus...

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Structural Engineering Solved Problems

Structural Engineering Solved Problems contains 100 practice problems representing a broad range of topics on the Structural Engineering (SE) and Civil PE exams. Each problem provides an opportunity t...

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Structural Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam, Fourth Edition

The Structural Depth Reference Manual prepares you for the structural depth section of the Civil PE exam. It provides a concise, yet comprehensive review of the structural depth section exam topics an...

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Structural Depth Practice Exams for the Civil PE Exam

Structural Depth Practice Exams contains two 40-problem, multiple-choice exams consistent with the NCEES Civil PE structural depth exam's format and specifications. Like the actual exam, the problems...