Author Archive: Anand Paul

...an Engineer and Tutor. Anand Paul is a bridge engineer at ch2m Global Design Center, Hyderabad. He is responsible for regional and local design projects. Committed to quality and timely delivery, he has been assigned multiple domain projects in Middle and India. Being a programmer, he is leading in-house spreadsheet development team. Apart from his routine, he runs CivilDigital.com, an exclusive Civil Engineering website.

One way Slabs & Two way Slabs | Spanning of Slabs | One way & Two way Action

RC Beam Column Building

One way & Two way Slabs Floor System One way and two way slabs as floor systems are the most conventional forms of structural floor systems. Reinforced thin plate elements are supported over beams, masonry walls or directly over columns….
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Fillet weld for Steel Connections | Guidelines for Fillet Welds

Fillet Weld Gauge by GAL GAGE Company

Fillet weld & Strength of Fillet Weld When faces of two members are inclined at an angle, fillet weld is used. Fillet welds usually have a triangular cross-section. In order to do fillet welding, the angle between joining surfaces shall…
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Steel Connection | Simple Connections & Moment Connections

Simple Column to Beam Shear Steel Connection with Cleat angle

Selection of Steel Connection When it comes to steel construction, steel connection is one of the most crucial design components, in terms of cost as well as integrity of the structure. If connection types and arrangements are not carefully chosen,…
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Everything about Bar Bending Schedule | BBS Terms & Rules

Value for minimum radius r for bar scheduling

Bar Bending Schedule or BBS BBS or Bar bending schedule is a detailed report of list of reinforcement types and sizes, its quantities, shape codes, dimensions and designated bar mark numbers with reference to a detailed structural drawing. The preparation…
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Flat Slab Floors for Construction Efficiency | Advantages to Client

Prestressed Flat Slab Concrete Pouring Process

Flat Slab Construction In this fast growing infrastructure industry, efficiency in construction is utmost important. Flat slab floor systems reduces time for design & delivery, cost of constructions and improves quality of construction. Flat slabs outweighs other structural systems in…
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Construction Joint or Daywork Joint | Connecting Concrete Pours | Successful Joints

Construction joint Interface in slabs

What is Construction Joint? In mass concreting works were huge volume of concrete pour is involved, it is impossible to finish the concreting in a single go, Construction Joint is introduced to connect two successive pours. Completing heavy concreting if…
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Drip Inducer in Structures | Water Cut & Water Shedding Requirements

Common DripInducer details and standard

What is a Drip Inducer or Water Cut A drip inducer also known as water cut can be a recess, protrusion, groove or a projection on an underside surface. The function of drip inducer is to interrupt and break the…
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Key Causes of Failure of Bridges | Reasons for Collapse during Construction | Bridge Failure

Failure due to Buckling of piers during construction

Failure of Bridges Total or partial failure of bridges or collapse is often wrongly attributed to poor or improper design alone. This article attempts to elaborate the root causes of collapse of road, vehicular and rail bridges irrespective of structural…
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Complete List of Different Methods of Tunnel Construction | Principal Tunneling Types

Cut and Cover Construction using Side Slopes Excavation- Ft McHenry Tunnel

Methods of Tunnel Construction The method of Tunnel construction adopted for a project depends on various factors. Tunnel construction and Tunnel Engineering is considered to be one of the most sophisticated and specialized art in the field of Civil Engineering….
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