Selection of high voltage conductors and earth wires

Conductors represent the most important component of an overhead power line because they have to ensure economical and reliable transmission and contribute considerably to the total line costs. For many years, aluminum and its alloys have been the prevailing conducting materials for power lines due to the favorable price, the low weight and the necessity […]

Top 10 construction companies in the world

10. Laing O’Rourke The British-based company is young compared to some of its fellow top-tenners, but has quickly expanded, working on several high-profile projects in the last decade, including Ascot Racecourse and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Oversees it is currently involved in the huge Al Raha beach development in Abu Dhabi. 9. Royal BAM Group […]

Bearing Walls Under Out-of-Plane Loads: A Design Overview

Bearing Walls Under Out-of-Plane Loads: A Design Overview  Bearing walls are structural compression members which also may resist out-of-plane lateral loads. The resulting moments are referred to as weak-axis bending. A tilt-up wall panel exposed to wind is an example of this type of wall. Per ACI 318-14, bearing walls may be designed as compression […]

Brilliant Way to Decorate Your Stairs

  Always thought of your stairs as a necessary but wasted space in your home? Now you can do something about that, and we have made it so easy for you. We found someone who produce stunning, durable, imagery in sizes designed to fit your stairway and provide a dramatic accent to your room! All […]