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Ways to Minimise Construction Cost in Structural Steel Buildings

07 August 2019

A consensus has been reached among structural engineers. It’s a simple enough conviction, the fact that larger buildings utilize scores of structural steel elements. Beams fasten and weld together to form expensive constructs, but that’s just the nature of the business, right? Actually, there are ways to cut costs, ways that don’t require risky corner-cutting exercises. For one thing, there’s always a highly detailed blueprint, so why not add another one? Cost-Cutting Blueprint Appraisal Services A structure has maybe been designed by a leading Australian engineer. It satisfies the design drawings created by an architect and a structural engineer. It’ll […]

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Forensic Engineering Expert Services: How Design and Expert Witness Reports Should Be Done

18 July 2019

Just like any other professionally commissioned service, Forensic Engineering work must be conducted by a well-versed expert. Erudite in manner, this enterprising individual applies a vocationally adept mindset. Now, arriving on site, perhaps after a nasty structural issue has been discovered, the real job begins. Charged with a weighty responsibility, the forensic engineer gathers data from all angles, including site bystanders. Critically, that data must then be objectively compiled. Data Gathering: Objectivity Above All Else If a technically flavoured debacle of some kind has arisen, the individual who gathers the different accounts and perspectives of the incident must contain facts […]

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How Important is Life Cycle Costing Assessment in Project Management?

04 July 2019

Life Cycle Costing Assessment is a tool used by engineering consultants to extrapolate the incurred costs of a chosen infrastructural system over all the phases of its working existence. Using LCCA estimates, an asset controlling officer makes acquisition choices, creates capital expenditure outlay tables, and analyses system operating expenses. In effect, this finance-savvy expert uses existing process behaviour patterns to project system life cycles. More Than a Spreadsheet Issue A project management strategy can be fuelled for quite some time by financial numbers. The costs of equipment, the interest rates incurred during the operational lifespan of an infrastructure branch, the […]

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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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