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Alapere Estate, Lagos: truck collapses a pedestrian bridge

A truck collided with a pedestrian bridge in Alapere Estate, Ketu, Lagos, in the early hours of Friday, resulting in the bridge's collapse. The incident, which happened around midnight, was initially...

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The most significant principles of sustainable architecture

Over time, sustainable architecture has assumed various names and forms. The definition of sustainable architecture is broad, encompassing structures constructed entirely from recycled materials to t...

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Safety improvements are required for thousands of aging bridges in Japan

Approximately 32% of Japan's 41,395 aging bridges are identified to require safety improvements. However, these crucial measures remain pending, according to government data. The Ministry of Land, In...

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A magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Philippines triggering tsunami alerts

A strong earthquake that hit the southern Philippines has resulted in at least one fatality, prompting the evacuation of thousands since tsunami warnings were later rescinded. The magnitude 7.6 quake...

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A 3d-printed house to withstand strong earthquakes was built in 26 hours

A team in Guatemala used 3D printing technology to construct an earthquake-proof house within a remarkable timeframe of 26 hours. This project aimed to create a structure designed to withstand earthq...

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Construction of 318 MLD (70 MGD) wastewater treatment plant at Coronation Pillar, Delhi 

L&T Construction delivered Coronation Pillar, a new wastewater treatment plant in New Delhi, treating 318 million liters of sewage a day, while reducing annual carbon emissions by approximately 1...

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Automated design of civil and architectural structures with STAAD API 

Hyundai Engineering, winner of Bentley Systems' 2023 Going Digital Awards in Structural Engineering, used STAAD and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to automate shelter and pipe rack designs to respond...

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Clearwater River Flood Mitigation Solution by Keller North America

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has a long history of overland flooding since 1835, with 17 notable floods, mostly caused by ice jams as the river breaks up. The Municipality has begun a mu...

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Vibro Piers®Ground Improvement at Print Shop Apartment Complex

Keller's design-build Vibro Pier® ground improvement system was the first approved and used in Clark County, Nevada. Built on a parcel of land previously occupied by a screen printing and embroidery...

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Keller ranks #1 on 2023 ENR List

Engineering News Record (ENR) ranks Keller #1 Excavation and Foundation firm for 2023. This is Keller’s fifth year holding this top position. Before 2019, this position was held by Keller company H...

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Concrete Buildings as Rechargeable Batteries

The energy that comes from the wind and the sun as a renewable source has become a growing necessity. As a result, new ideas about rechargeable batteries have gained ground to capture these intermitt...

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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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Nominal flexural strength of a reinforced concrete beam

Compute the nominal flexural strength Mn of the reinforced concrete rectangular section of Figure 1.   Given: fc′ = 5000 psi, fy = 50,000 psi, b = 15 in., d = 22.5 in. and As= 4-#9 bars. F...

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Types of bridges

Arch Bridge An arch bridge is a type of bridge that uses a curved, semi-circular structure, known as an arch, to span an obstacle. The function of an arch bridge involves transmitting the force...

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Bridge bearings

A bridge bearing is a structural device that helps transmit the load from the superstructure, e.g. the bridge deck, to the substructure, e.g. the piers or abutments. Bearings in bridges are designe...

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Messina earthquake (1908): a civil engineering landmark

The 1908 Messina earthquake, also known as the Great Reggio earthquake, is considered as one of the deadliest natural disasters in Europe and also a landmark for civil engineers. This powerful sei...


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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...