Hydraulic Design of Dams: Some Basic Principles and Planning GuideDecember 14, 2018
While nature's engineer, the humble beaver, shapes his own waterways, man has learned to construct artificial dams. It's a fiercely amazing capacity we wield, one that needs to be used responsibly.
Oil and Chemical Spill Capture Systems: How This Technology Can Help the EnvironmentDecember 12, 2018
Oils and chemicals play important roles. The cleverly formulated fluids lubricate machines and form countless artificially created substances. Even the plastics industry counts on hydrocarbons and complex compounds.
Civil Engineering Work: Inspection of Fuel and Oil Bund Storage SystemsNovember 22, 2018
Some all-inclusive rules must be adhered to when civil engineers approach hydrocarbon bunding inspections. There are ignitable materials here, so no spark creating tools are permitted. A maintenance schedule is recommended here, considering the dangers that exist inside bunding areas. First things first, though.
Understanding the Purposes of Pavement EngineeringNovember 13, 2018
Whether a street parking lot is being implemented as part of a citywide renovation plan or an airfield is expanding its light aircraft maintenance stand, these services can't be properly effected unless there's a pavement engineering expert on-hand. But what does this engineering professional do? Well, unlike roadways, pavements are expected to handle all kinds of static and dynamic loads. That's something of a tough design challenge to crack.
How to Ensure Quality in Structural Stabilisation and StrengtheningOctober 26, 2018
Happily, structural engineers are doing their job. Single-span architecture or multi-span framing is on the plans, and the contractors are making sure those drawings are followed to the letter. Technical services have another job in mind. Pulling back their focus, the professionally accredited engineers see the big picture. Structural stabilisation plans at the fore, every roof pitch issue, every soil condition problem and framing configuration, is weighed and assessed.
Suspended Concrete Slabs and Formwork SystemsOctober 11, 2018
According to every engineering handbook, suspended concrete slabs are defined as flat, table-like surfaces, which have no direct physical connection to the ground. Included in the list of challenges faced by a consulting engineer here, there's the formwork system to create, one that'll support and buttress the concrete slabs as they're installed inside a multi-storey structure.
Different Structural Systems Part 2 - Steel, Timber, Aluminium, Fibreglass and Carbon FibreSeptember 26, 2018
Previously, the explorative strands of this guide pored through a set of key structural systems forms. Brick and mortar and tensioned concrete headlined the guide. Material hardened and cured, the solid building materials often came with steel-cored inserts, which further strengthened a building's framework.
Different Structural Systems Part 1 – Precast, Reinforced and Post-Tensioned Concrete, MasonrySeptember 14, 2018
In engineering parlance, structural systems are intended as edifice forming and load supporting frameworks. Envisage all of the intersecting and interconnecting structural elements inside a building. In all such cases, this skeletal frame is held together by a building envelope. That outer cladding adheres to certain conventions.
Wind Engineering: Vibration and Dynamic Response Analysis on StructuresAugust 27, 2018
An entire science has built up around this single doctrine. In short, when the wind blows, structures are influenced by its force. Trees sway in the wind because of this principle. If they were hard but inelastic, then they'd break as soon as the first heavy gust blew. It's the same for man-made structures. Steel and other structural alloys are hard, yet they're also simultaneously flexible.
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) ServicesAugust 17, 2018
Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) assesses fluid resources. Imagine the discipline integrating every artificial water system, as created by the urbanites occupying a region, then adding Mother Nature's impact to the study. Thanks to WSUD, the planning of under and over ground assets, we can monitor life-sustaining water supplies, then use intelligent engineering practices to manage this precious resource.
Rainwater Harvesting System: How Does it Work?July 27, 2018
Rainwater harvesting systems are designed to collect and store what would otherwise escape into a drainage system. Yes, drains are essential, but we don't want all of the runoff to slip away. Imagine a heavy storm in a desert community. The streets are afloat in floodwater. However, after the water drains, the town is dry again. We need a proportional response, a collection mechanism that works with the drains…
Stormwater Drainage and Flooding Investigations Services: The Importance of Risk AssessmentJuly 13, 2018
Urban drainage systems are expected to function at their best, no matter the threat. That's something of a bold assertion. Regardless of the potential flooding conditions, stormwater drainage conduits ought to perform as designed. Unfortunately, those designs exist on paper, and that functional best only exists inside a mathematical model…
Uses and Purposes of Storm Water Detention TanksJune 26, 2018
Stormwater detention tanks, as the label implies, are designed to detain this essential natural resource. Granted, the sight is enthralling. Huge quantities of water are flowing across the ground and rapidly draining away. It's only when the storm is over that we realize the life-giving liquid is gone…
Understanding Sewerage Treatment SystemsJune 8, 2018
Sewerage treatment systems thoroughly scrub waste from citywide waste streams. That being said, there's no single technological approach that will filter and neutralize this noxious human byproduct. In lieu of such a singular solution, numerous processes work together to effectively eliminate the waste. Starting with the pre-treatment stage, let's see where the chain of sewage-eliminating actions flows to before that fluid can safely reenter the local environment…
What is Hydrological River Modelling?May 29, 2018
Some engineering phrases seem intended to bamboozle everyday folk. Oftentimes, though, the key to interpreting an unusual string of words is just to tackle each word in turn. Hydrological river modelling, a clearly technical term, makes mention of rivers. So far so good, but what's being "modelled." Generally speaking, the words glue together to deal with the challenges impacting our watercourses. For now, let's look at sediment levels…
Design and Inspection of Gross Pollutant TrapsMay 14, 2018
Before this post starts rifling off data about gross pollutant traps, we need some background. Contextually, it comes down to this, the notion that a primary barrier determines the efficiency of a waterway's filtration system. Sure, there are material screens at work throughout stormwater drainage systems, but a frontline barrier meets the brunt of any muck-filled assault. Ground filth or litter, what design factors stop this messy invasion…
Hydraulic Engineering Services: Drainage - Ground and Surface Water Disposal and TreatmentApril 26, 2018
Full-service consulting engineers view ground and surface water disposal matters with a critical eye. The water, if it's left untreated, will fill with contaminants. The ecosystem is under threat as that fouled pool sinks into the ground or funnels itself across the land. Fortunately, that critical engineering eye has actioned a hydraulic engineering service…
Foundation Inspections: Reasons Why You Need to Hire for Structural Engineering ServicesApril 17, 2018
The ground is level and compacted. The foundations go in, the structure goes up, and the project finishes. Two months later, there's a crack in the foundations. What went wrong? A structural engineering service examines the land records. An old quarry was on that land ages ago. Safely buried, the ground shifted because of the buried scrap. Sometimes buried problems hurt structures…
Civil Engineering Works and Services: The Importance of Site Planning and AssessmentMarch 29, 2018
Civil engineering work requires vast amounts of materials and manual labour. It's a physically exhausting, mechanically grueling occupation. Nevertheless, at least as much effort must be reserved for the conceptual phase. The site is like a blank canvas. All of the permits are in order, so let's set the planning and assessment stage in motion. As with any other construction project, the work starts at ground level…
Causes of Cement Cracks and Their Remedies in Building ConstructionMarch 22, 2018
An intact concrete shell protects a sprawling city. Only, there are cracks spreading under a structural wall, down to the foundations, and disappearing below the ground line. Cracks, propagating like a spiderweb of fracture lines. …
Quality Construction Services: Site Clearing, Clean Up and Rubbish RemovalFebruary 28, 2018
Accomplished site clearing services don't get the recognition they deserve. That seems unfair. After all, how could a construction project move forward if there was rubbish dumped all over the place? Not only that, the scrap could be leftover from a recently demolished structure…
Civil Engineering and Work Coverage of Fairdinkum Technical Services in New South Wales and QueenslandFebruary 14, 2018
Duty calls, which means a civil engineering service is likely prepping its resources and planning a new project. The work will be tough, but the plans are already on the drawing board. They cover a large belt of land, with the work coverage zone crossing New South Wales and Queensland…
Structural Engineering: Integral Parts of Foundation DesignJanuary 29, 2018
No matter how difficult, how complex a construction project has become, a properly conceived foundation design phase will support the erection process and really fortify the building framework. Structural integrity is established as those foundations root themselves. However, if that ground-based structural anchor is somehow weakened, then the load it's supporting cannot be secured…
Water Reticulation System: Important Facts to RememberJanuary 15, 2018
An adequate supply of life-giving water guarantees a sated thirst. Certainly, this is a service we all take for granted. It's there at the twist of a tap. When we bathe, water tumbles free of a shower head, and not a single thought is spared for this nigh on miraculous utility. Yes, a water reticulation system distributes the one liquid we cannot exist without, so it deserves some study…
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