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Hydrostatic Uplift Check in Basements & Substructures

    Hydrostatic uplift or the uplift pressure exerted by water in a structure having basements is a crucial thing to consider during construction. It may cause a project mishap if we don’t treat it well. As we all know,…
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7 Dynamic Analysis Checks to Consider in ETABS Model

    After the 3 Post Major Analysis and Modeling Checks have been cleared, the designer should review the structural arrangement and the overall dynamic characteristics of the model. To ensure that our model complies with the code requirements, a…
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Guide to Wind Load Analytical Procedure of ASCE 7-10

    The pressure exerted by the wind is one of the important considerations in Structural Design. Once the wind passed through the building, a deflections perpendicular to the wind may also occur depending on its velocity. In some cases…
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Shear Friction Check: A Worked Example

    In our previous article Construction Joints in Slab we tackled about how, when and where we are considering a construction joint in slabs. We have learned that terminating a slab casting has a shear friction check to consider…
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3 Major Post Analysis Checks in ETABS

    Before we proceed with the design proper and after a model is analyzed and was completed in ETABS it is very important to check whether the basic characteristic of the model matches with the expected behavior of the…
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How to Determine the Boundary Zones in Walls

    Boundary Zones or Boundary Elements Another category in a shear wall or wall design is to determine the area of boundary zones or boundary element. Boundary Zones which is also known as Boundary Element is a portion along…
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