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Different Types of Foundations and Footings in Building Construction Projects

09 August 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. Building Strong Foundations Like the threads on a patterned swathe of fabric, concrete and steel-reinforced tie bars lace the excavated ground. That ground has been surveyed, cleared and graded, and prepared for the foundations. First […]

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What are Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs)?

26 July 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. Still, a more pragmatic explanation is available, and it all begins with water filtration technology. Manufacturing Stormwater Quality Improvement Solutions If pragmatism is the goal, then let’s talk about a device class that’s designed as a drain guard. These SQIDs are installed as pit guards, as devices that […]

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Purpose of Erosion and Sediment Control Plan

11 July 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. Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Fundamentals If you’ve ever heard of a landowner getting in trouble because he chopped down all of the trees on his land, then you already know […]

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Hydraulic Engineering: Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems

27 June 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. Just what kind of wastewater treatment solution will the engineers build in response to this threat? Why is Wastewater a Threat? Sediments are carried forth when stormwater cuts a swathe through the land. Suspended in the dirty water, grimy deposits are carried through drainage systems and dumped into […]

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Why Should You Hire an Engineering Consultant for Various Engineering Projects?

14 June 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. Similarly, stormwater retentions manage runoff while acting as a natural flood buffer. Emulating Natures Balance After dipping into our technical services gallery and case studies, you’ll have come to the conclusion that we work with nature, not against the land. […]

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