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Important Guidelines in Designing Water Reticulation Systems

19 June 2019

As noted in a previous post, water reticulation systems transport life-sustaining fluids to their destination. From a surface or underground reservoir to homes, water delivery networks are designed, constructed and maintained. Larger structures occupy the fluid distribution map, too. Then there are outlying network convergences, which include mines and quarries. What a complex system, with all of those branches thirsty for water. Clearly, this is not a design project for the uninitiated. Establishing the Fundamental Design Goals Where is this water distribution system located? What kind of nodes are mapped onto this infrastructural layer? If it’s a housing complex, at […]

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The Importance of Forensic Engineering in Cases of Building Failure Disputes

06 June 2019

As noted in a previous post, water reticulation systems transport life-sustaining fluids to their destination. From a surface or underground reservoir to homes, water delivery networks are designed, constructed and maintained. Larger structures occupy the fluid distribution map, too. Then there are outlying network convergences, which include mines and quarries. What a complex system, with all of those branches thirsty for water. Clearly, this is not a design project for the uninitiated. Establishing the Fundamental Design Goals Where is this water distribution system located? What kind of nodes are mapped onto this infrastructural layer? If it’s a housing complex, at […]

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Construction Design Brief and Cost Estimates: Why Should Clients Be Guided Accordingly?

17 May 2019

As relevant as any engineering skill, the communications stage of a construction project has to be conducted with great discretion. A construction design brief is composed and documented by a lead consultant. The clients’ project demands are slowly being translated into detailed drawings and design plans, complete with several cost estimates and material options. The problem is, what if the client can’t easily follow those technically oriented schematics? Composing the Construction Design Brief At day’s end, a technical consultancy service has to communicate their intents. If that means designing a single engineered solution to some customer-introduced structural problem, then that’s […]

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Civil Engineering Services: The Need for Farm Dams and Detention Storage in Australia

06 May 2019

Farm dams help water-starved, food-growing regions to flourish. That’s a particularly attractive promise, especially in areas that don’t get much rain. Parts of Australia feature conspicuously as arid regions, which is worrying since this great continent is heavily populated. Granted, the population occupies great swathes of coastal land, but Australians are moving inwards, and they’re bringing their farms with them. One more time, then, what about farm dam engineering? End-Line Agricultural Hydrology Let’s talk about farmland hydrology. There are crops growing and livestock subsiding on arid land. They need nutrition. More important than food, they need life-sustaining water. Irrigation systems […]

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Structural Engineering Services: Foundation and Underpinning

23 April 2019

In structural engineering parlance, building underpinnings reinforce below-ground supports. They bolster ground foundations. For context, a major piece of structural engineering work could be underway on a moderately sized site. There’s nothing much for a passerby to see because all the excavation operations are taking place below the surface. The foundations are going in, they’re being carved out of the soil, and things look a mite unsafe. A Preliminary Underpinnings Management Strategy There’s the crux of the matter, the fact that a major foundations-installing project requires a secondary structural framework. Let’s say this is a multi-storey building, and there’s an […]

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