Novel Technology Applied to Replace Aging Bridge

America’s bridges received a grade of C+ on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, put out by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Aging is a factor in this score—almost four in 10 of the 614,387 bridges in the U.S. are 50 years or older, and the average age keeps climbing. But repair and rehabilitation […]

Creating a Better Mesh in Finite Element Analysis

** Written by Janet Wolf **   Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software has advanced tremendously in ease-of-use and robustness to the point that meshing complex geometry is often as easy as pushing a button. But getting a model to mesh and getting good results can be two different things, and the user has to ask […]

New Tech and Concepts for Future Skyscrapers

Now Arconic, which does business in engineering materials and solutions, is turning heads with their vision of what future skyscrapers could look like. It is worth thinking about flexible components “that can make buildings more than just static giants,” said Business Insider. A report in 3-D Printing Industry reported that “Arconic have announced their vision […]

How to inflate a hardened, 80-ton concrete shell

At TU Wien, an alternative for resource intensive formwork for the construction of concrete domes was developed. It is now used in a test dome for the Austrian Federal Railways Infrastructure. Concrete shells are efficient structures, but not very resource efficient. The formwork for the construction of concrete domes alone requires a high amount of […]

Step by Step – How to Compute Temperature in Slabs Design SAFE CSI

Following the request of our fellow Ismaiel, who replied to our newsletter email asking to clarify how to compute the temperature loading in slabs desigm, here below I’ll try to explain it step by step. You may request the next article of StepbyStep by sending an email to In case you missed the Step […]

BIM Ensuring Better Connectivity and Collaboration on Heavy Civil Jobsites

At the heart of an intelligent construction site is collaboration and data sharing−where people, technology and machines all share highly accurate, data-rich information quickly and seamlessly. This could include engineering design files, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) survey data, high-density 3-D laser scans, BIM models, planning and scheduling applications, and much more. By focusing on […]

EURASIA Global Best Project [ Bridge/Tunnel ]

The Eurasia Tunnel, a highly anticipated civil engineering project for Turkey, opened yesterday Tuesday 20th December 2016. To ensure that the opening day wasn’t missed, toll booths had already been completed. Feverish work to asphalt the Samatya district (one of the tunnel mouths) was also underway throughout the night. It’s construction marks a watermark for […]

Are We Doing P-Delta Effects for Concrete Members Twice?

Before we interpret this topic, you may be interested to check out our article explaining:  Step by Step – How to Compute P-Delta effect using ETABS according to ASCE 7-10 Both ASCE 7-10 and ACI 318-11 require amplification of member forces to account for P-delta effects, as part of seismic analysis or as part of […]

Step by Step – How to Compute P-Delta effect using ETABS according to ASCE 7-10

After the great feedback received from our fellows on the “Step by Step” articles here we go with a new post explaining the method of computation for P-Delta effect using ETABS. For those who missed the previous articles of ” Step by Step”, I highly recommend to step forward and check it up: [Part 1] […]

Step by Step – Deflection Analysis Using CSI SAFE

Updated on 08/12/2016: Illustration of the 2nd method of computing Long Term Deflection In case you missed the Step by Step series, Check it up below. It’s a MUST ! [Part 1] Step by Step Analysis Procedure of Seismic Loads Based on IBC2012/ASCE7-10 [Part 2] Step by Step Analysis Procedure of Seismic Loads Based on […]

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