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Pier and Spandrel Labeling for ETABS Shear Wall Design

    Overview In ETABS design of shear walls or retaining walls, the programs calculate and report the required area of steel for flexure and shear based on the applied and defined load combinations. During the modeling process, the walls…
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Criteria in Selecting Suitable Foundation in Structural Design of Buildings

      Selecting the suitable type of foundations to use in the design of buildings and other structures is one of the tasks of a structural engineer. Different factors and criteria should be kept in mind and consider to…
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Method Statement for Dewatering Works

    Dewatering System Dewatering works are required in the project locations when the groundwater table was encountered higher than the formation level or the final excavation level. This is to ensure a dry excavation during the foundation works. This…
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Types of Foundations in Building Design

    Foundations Foundations in buildings are a major part of a structure. Foundations are used to support the columns and walls from which the overall weight of the structure transmit. Foundations serve as a base and overall support of…
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Frequently Asked Questions in Structural Analysis

      Throughout the course of our endeavor as a Structural Engineer, we always come up for questions that challenge us and trying to figure out the solutions. In Structural Analysis, there are tons of questions out there waiting…
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Method Statement for Post-Fixed Rebar

    When the construction is in progress, we often encountered unforeseen circumstances in the site that leads to revisions and rectifications. Though the engineering plans and drawing have already been approved for construction, still it is considered as a…
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Design of Retaining Wall

    Our previous article, Retaining Wall: A Design Approach discusses the principle and concept behind and when and where to consider a retaining wall in our design. We have learned the different checks against the mode of failures in…
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