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Design Load Combinations

  After establishing the design loads of the proposed project, the next thing to consider is to determine the appropriate design load combinations. Generally, load combination is composed of individual loads, i.e. dead load superimposed dead loads and live loads…
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Construction Joint in Slabs

    Construction Joint in Slabs We often encounter construction joints during site construction. Maybe you might wonder what the purpose of construction joints is and what it is all about.  Construction joint is one of the types of joints…
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Design Codes & Standards

    In Structural Engineering, code references and standards are the factors needed to make the design structurally safe and sound. These codes serve as a guideline in our design. The following are the American design codes and standards that you might…
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