The Toughest Engineering Jobs

Over the years the world has encountered numerous catastrophes that have ravaged our environment and left several dead: Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Chernobyl disaster, the Fukushima meltdown amongst others. At the center of each of these disasters, there has been engineers involved in these projects.  Some of the toughest jobs in […]

The channel tunnel

Feted as one of the seven wonders of the modern world by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1996, the Channel Tunnel is the longest undersea tunnel in the world. Connecting Folkestone, Britain to Calais, France the 31.35 mile tunnel took more than five years to complete and cost billions of dollars. One of […]

Top 10 Most Impressive Civil Engineering Projects

Throughout history, numerous incredible engineering projects have been established and completed. From the earliest annals of history to modern times, there are numerous creations that showcase our ability to realize an incredible constructive vision. While every engineer or anyone who appreciates structures may have their own opinion on what engineering project is most impressive, it […]

Bridge works

In the design of a simply supported skew bridge, which direction of reinforcement should be provided? In the conventional design of steel reinforcement for a simply supported skew bridge, a set of reinforcement is usually placed parallel to free edge while the other set is designed parallel to the fixed edge. However, this kind of […]

Advantages of piers constructed monolithically, i.e. integral bridges with the bridge deck over usage of bearings?

Bearing replacement is one of the direct cost involved in the maintenance of bridges, and the one which worries the contractors. Using integral bridge systems, this can be avoided. In design point of view, bearing replacement introduces additional stresses and requirement of diaphragms in transverse design. Movement of the bridge deck is achieved by the […]