This article gives a step-by-step guide to isolated footing design as well as provides a design spreadsheet to perform the same
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CAN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS WORK FROM HOME
The pandemic has taught us that Structural Engineers can work from home. Bus has this experiment been successful? Lets find out.
MODELLING CRACKED SHEAR WALL BEHAVIOUR IN ETABS
This article explores the step-by-step process of modelling cracked behaviour of shear wall in ETABS using an example shear wall study.
AS3600-2018 CHANGES: DESIGN OF BEAMS FOR SHEAR, IS THERE A MISTAKE IN THE CODE?
AS3600 has recently changed. One of the updates is design of beams for shear. This article directly compares AS3600-2018 with A3600-2009
AS3600 CHANGES: SETDOWNS IN 200 FLAT PLATE SLAB FAILS FOR ADEQUACY IN FIRE CASE
AS3600 now updated. Does a 30mm set down for showers in a 200mm thick flat plate slab no longer works for fire? This article takes a look
PROPERTY TABLES FOR AUSTRALIAN STANDARD STEEL SECTIONS
This page provides all the property tables for Australian standard steel sections. Simply jump to the section type that you are after using the links below. All the steel section properties you need are found within this page. Jump towards the end of the page for a detailed explanation of each property:
SPAN TO DEPTH RATIO OF SLABS AND BEAMS
A span to depth ratio is a great tool for scheming in beams and slabs. This article covers span to depth ratios for beams and slabs.
HOW DEEP AND WIDE DO FOOTINGS NEED TO BE
How deep and wide do footings need to be? This article takes a closer look and answers this in relation to popular footing types
WHAT IS BLINDING CONCRETE IN CONSTRUCTION
Blinding concrete is used as ground preparation beneath pavements and footings. This article explores exactly what it is and its benefits.
ALL ABOUT MODULUS OF SUBGRADE REACTION
The modulus of subgrade reaction is an important soil stiffness parameter used for footing and pavement design. This article explores this further…