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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The Importance of Structural Reliability Analysis in an Engineering Design

10 April 2019

Professionally speaking, consulting engineers have access to a massive repertoire of resources. Those resources scale downwards to oversee smaller assignments. They also upscale to manage larger projects. In those infrastructure-sized jobs, an advanced set of design standards are accessed. Now, before the contractors can get to work on the bigger work, there are simulations and reliability analysis studies to be run. In a nutshell, there’s the engineering design preamble to address. Reliability Analysis Studies Are Essential Contractors and technicians have their tools, their hammers and multimeters, screwdrivers and power drills. Hopping up a level, workers gain excavators and cranes. Engineering […]

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What are the Conditions in Which Bioretention Systems are Required?

26 March 2019

Bioretention systems are specially landscaped basins. Actually, they’re a waste material percolating system that’s designed to process large volumes of stormwater. In truth, this naturally planned contaminant screening construct is both of those things. The ground-based depressions use Mother Nature’s finest features to treat contaminated run-off. Definition complete, the next question is whether the conditions around a newly interred Bioretention depression favour this solution. Slowing Down the Run-Off Less running and more meandering, that’s the requirement the system designer is addressing. The stormwater can’t just pour into the basin, not without causing a bank-busting glut of dirty water. Like any […]

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