When to use Should|May|Must|Is Required in Civil Engineering Drawings

Engineers Reading Civil Engineering Drawings

When to use Should|May|Must|Is Required in Civil Engineering Drawings At least some of us might have come across this confusion or a lack of clarity while using the verbs –  Should, Shall, May, Must, Is Required in various civil engineering drawings and other design r contractual documents. The use of proper verb in correct correct … Read more When to use Should|May|Must|Is Required in Civil Engineering Drawings

Base Isolation System: Outline on Principles, Types, Advantages & Applications

Base Isolation for a Building

Base Isolation System: An Outline on Principles, Types, Advantages & Applications What is Base isolation? Base isolation is a state-of-the-art method in which the structure (superstructure) is separated from the base (foundation or substructure) by introducing a suspension system between the base and the main structure.   In context of seismic design of structures, base … Read more Base Isolation System: Outline on Principles, Types, Advantages & Applications

Interesting Facts about New River Gorge Bridge, the Gorgeous

Elevation of New River Gorge Bridge

Interesting Facts about New River Gorge Bridge, the Gorgeous Fayetteville, West Virginia, United States. Total length of 924m with the main arch spanning over 518m. 267m above the New Rivers with a carriageway width of 21.1m. The New River Gorge Bridge was opened on the 22nd October, 1977. It was the world’s longest single span … Read more Interesting Facts about New River Gorge Bridge, the Gorgeous

Things You didn’t Know Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Chaotianmen Bridge - World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Things You didn’t Know about Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge The Chaotianmen Bridge is built across the Yangtze River, Chongqing, China. The total length of the main bridge and both west and east approaches is 1741 m, the span layout of Yangtze River Bridge is 190 + 552 + 190 m to … Read more Things You didn’t Know Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Contreras Railway Viaduct Facts – 261 m Concrete Arch Bridge

Contreras Viaduct in Service

Contreras Railway Viaduct Facts – 261 m Concrete Arch Bridge Contreras Railway Viaduct is one of the main structures on the Madrid – Valencia high-speed railway link. Upon completion, the structure became Spain’s largest concrete arch for a rail bridge. Villargordo del Cabriel stretch represents an example of the use of the state-of-the-art construction systems, … Read more Contreras Railway Viaduct Facts – 261 m Concrete Arch Bridge

The Solar Ark – An Innovative Steel Structure

Solar Ark - Steel Structure

The Solar Ark – An Innovative Steel Structure The Solar Ark is an ark-shaped solar power facility in Japan owned by Sanyo. With over 5000 panels cladding to the structure, it produces approximately 530,000 kilowatt-hours on an annually. The maximum system power is630 kW. It is one of the largest solar buildings in the world. … Read more The Solar Ark – An Innovative Steel Structure

The five major parts of Bridges – Concrete Span Bridge

Prestressed I girders

The five major parts of Bridges – Concrete Span Bridge Even though there are various types of bridges to be discussed, in this post we will stick to major parts of Bridges – Concrete span bridges. Every bridge engineer should have a clear knowledge of the various terminologies used during the Bridge design process. During … Read more The five major parts of Bridges – Concrete Span Bridge

Design of Prestressed Concrete Part 2 – Quiz and Interview Questions

Band Beam and Slab

In prestressed concrete, a prestress force is applied to a concrete member and this induces an axial compression that counteracts all, or part of, the tensile stresses set up in the member by applied loading.  In the field of bridge engineering, the introduction of prestressed concrete has aided the construction of long-span concrete bridges. These … Read more Design of Prestressed Concrete Part 2 – Quiz and Interview Questions

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (IS456 Recommendations) Part 2

Sections of Confederation Bridge , Canada

Test your knowledge on design of concrete elements as per IS 456 concrete design code, Prepare for GATE , IES and other examinations. This test will also help graduate candidates appearing for interviews. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (IS456 Recommendations) Part 1 Design of Prestressed Concrete Part 1 Design of Prestressed Concrete Part 2 Design … Read more Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (IS456 Recommendations) Part 2