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Mombasa Gateway Bridge will be the Africa's longest bridge

A recent agreement between Kenya and Japan at a value of KSh260 billion is set to benefit the Ongo Kundu Infrastructure Ecosystem by funding Mombasa Gateway Bridge. The bridge is anticipated to becom...

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The Grade II-listed Aldwark toll bridge will open again after £1 million renovation

The Grade II-listed Aldwark toll bridge, across the River Ure near Easingwold, in North Yorkshire which has been closed for 10 months to be renovated is due to reopen on Saturday. As the authorities...

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A novel material enables the assessment of concrete deterioration

The University of São Paulo's Physics Institute (IF-USP) in Brazil, in collaboration with counterparts from the University of Leuven in Belgium and researchers from the University of Kiel in Germany,...

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Building collapse in Florence: 5 workers were killed and three were injured

A building collapsed in Florence, Tuscany, on Friday 16th of February, at approximately 9 a.m. local time (0800 GMT), according to local authorities. The collapse caused the death of five workers and...

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New bridge to be constructed at Daugava River in Riga

After the 2023 bridge fire, the rebuilding of the Rail Baltica bridge over the Daugava River in Riga has begun. This project marks a new phase in the city's infrastructure development. The project is...

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Aurum Road Wildlife Crossing Project

Keller North America provided slope stabilization and deep foundations solutions for culvert construction that will allow wildlife to cross under the roadway. With increasing heavy haul and commuter...

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It’s a good time to be a Structural Engineer!

Read our interview with Joshua Taylor, PE (CA, WA), Senior Director of Product Management and Jana Miller, Senior Manager, Structural Analysis Product Marketing from Bentley Systems discussing abou...

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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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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...