What is Geotechnical Report and Why You should Get Soil Surveys before BuildingSeptember 21, 2017
A geotechnical report is vital before you begin any type of construction or building. It is a prerequisite prior to construction and even before house plans are determined. The geotechnical report includes a site analysis of the soil, rocks, bedrock properties and fault distribution. The investigation is done in order to determine the engineering properties of how the elements and constitutes will interact with a proposed construction…
Knockdown and Rebuild without Compromising the Structural Integrity of Your HomeSeptember 6, 2017
Homeowners choose to knockdown and rebuild for numerous reasons. You may need to upsize, downsize or want to upgrade to a contemporary style. Or perhaps your current home has various designing errors that are continual frustrations. What was popular thirty years ago may be uninviting by today’s standards. But for whatever reason you are rebuilding, make sure it is done correctly and professionally…
Factors that Cause Concrete Disintegration in Building ConstructionAugust 30, 2017
Of all the materials we use in the construction industry, concrete is considered the most reliable. The word concrete has even become a popular adjective, one that implies solid strength. It's with some distaste, then, that we talk about the factors that cause concrete disintegration in the building industry. Nevertheless, it's our duty to consider every possibility, and there are conditions where concrete will break down…
Different Types of Foundations and Footings in Building Construction ProjectsAugust 8, 2017
What's at stake when the foundations of a building are spread out on the draughting table? Well, this substructural framework, composed of a foundations and footings system, is tasked with a heavy burden, both figuratively and literally. Designed to absolutely support the structure that's rising above that ground parcel, there are different types of foundations and footings in use today. Let's explore these support systems…
What are Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs)?July 26, 2017
Technical terms are essential building blocks, although they are figurative assets, not physical constructs. They bolster man's finest engineering projects by adding context to discipline-specific subjects. Among these terms, technical consultants call upon stormwater quality improvement devices (SQIDs) when they're describing a tactic that's intended to stop stormwater pollution in its tracks…
Purpose of Erosion and Sediment Control PlanJuly 11, 2017
Civil engineers and their technical consulting cousins know that soldiers and explorers carved out our world. But they're equally aware of the following truism: engineers built our society. Without those buildings and a supporting infrastructure, we'd still be living in caves. Still, nature will have her way, which is why those same engineers guard their man-made developments by incorporating an erosion and sediment control plan into the overall design…
Hydraulic Engineering: Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment SystemsJune 27, 2017
In an ideal wastewater and stormwater drainage system, a hydraulic load is carried away without issue. In the real world, however, the wastewater contains a pollutant load. As defined in the DCP(2012) guidelines, there are development control plans that manage liquid wastes. They document what it takes to regulate the contaminant loads…
Why Should You Hire an Engineering Consultant for Various Engineering Projects?June 14, 2017
The role of a highly qualified engineering consultant is to utilise an expansive set of developmental skills to plan buildable project solutions. Granted, the required degree of technical expertise has to adopt a wide-spectrum design perspective so that every stage of that project is properly addressed by these expert engineering services, but where does this developmental acuity start and end? Are there limits? Or is this a cradle to the grave enterprise…
Stormwater Extensions and Retention SystemsMay 24, 2017
Stormwater Extensions and Retention Systems supplement existing floodwater handling facilities. The primary line of defence, the engineered channels and drainage pipes, manage heavy seasonal downpours as designed, but the lay of the land can counter this topological mechanism, perhaps even to the point that an overflow is near certain. The goal of an extension system is to provide volumetric overhead.
Flood Routing: Definition, Purposes and ImportanceMay 10, 2017
The object of this composition is to build a flood routing definition that's comprehensible. Technical terms will likely pop up occasionally, but the basic concepts should be presented in a legible manner so that anyone can understand the engineering principles. Equations and technical jargon aside, the goal of this engineering study is to ensure an adequate flood protection strategy is in place.
Canals and Revetment Works: What Makes This an Important Engineering Project?April 28, 2017
In olden days, before railways existed, long canals carried merchandise from small ports. Unfortunately, the slow-moving barges took days to carry their loads to faraway distribution warehouses. Today's canals are tasked with a different but no less important role.
Bioretention Systems: What are they?April 11, 2017
Many definitions of civil engineering work exist. Principally, this is a diverse discipline, a means of using the tools we have at hand to improve societal enclaves. We design and build amazing structures to accommodate these infrastructural alterations.
Structural Engineering and Construction Support to Owner BuildersMarch 29, 2017
Owner builders are keen-witted types. Indeed, we see them purchasing, improving, and reselling their properties so that they can turn a profit. Still, this mentality only gains momentum when a small housing project requires remodelling.
Retro Fitting and Engineering Planning of Flood Prone Areas: FTS Goes Above and BeyondMarch 22, 2017
Flood prone areas make the news all the time. After a flood, despondent families are seen gazing at their damaged homes and water-soaked belongings. The muddy water is also a health risk. It mixes with sewage, which then creates a bacteria-infused muck.
Urban Stormwater Management and Guide to Sustainable Drainage DesignFebruary 23, 2017
An inverse relationship often acts as a system beneficial mechanism. In nature, negative feedback is found in the carbon cycle and in plant photosynthesis. Sometimes, though, such relationships can harm the systems they're regulating.
Essential Tips on How to Choose the Best Structural and Civil Engineering Contractor for Your ProjectFebruary 8, 2017
How does a busy client choose the best structural and civil engineering contractor? Every project is different, so the ideal match has to have experience, right? That seasoned expertise solves design puzzles, corrects architectural headaches, and makes short work of theoretical posers before they become hard-as-concrete mechanical hazards.
- What is Geotechnical Report and Why You should Get Soil Surveys before Building
- Knockdown and Rebuild without Compromising the Structural Integrity of Your Home
- Factors that Cause Concrete Disintegration in Building Construction
- Different Types of Foundations and Footings in Building Construction Projects
- What are Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs)?
- Purpose of Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
- Hydraulic Engineering: Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems
- Why Should You Hire an Engineering Consultant for Various Engineering Projects?
- Stormwater Extensions and Retention Systems
- Flood Routing: Definition, Purposes and Importance
- Canals and Revetment Works: What Makes This an Important Engineering Project?
- Bioretention Systems: What are they?
- Structural Engineering and Construction Support to Owner Builders
- Retro Fitting and Engineering Planning of Flood Prone Areas: FTS Goes Above and Beyond
- Urban Stormwater Management and Guide to Sustainable Drainage Design
- Essential Tips on How to Choose the Best Structural and Civil Engineering Contractor for Your Project