5 Potential Benefits Of Installing A Channel Drain

Channel drains are installed to protect your basement from flood damage, prevent sewage backups, and keep your yard clean. A licensed contractor can install them, but if you want a do-it-yourself installation, you need to ask yourself first: What are the uses of channel drains? What are the potential benefits of channel drains? In this […]

Roof Fall Protection Protocols In The Workplace

In the workplace, protecting employees is an essential aspect of running a successful enterprise. That being said, falling from roofs is among the most common cause of injury or death. When running a business where anyone will be on the roof, it’s crucial to make sure fall protection protocols are in place.  Here are some […]

Classification of Columns Based on Shape

Columns are categorized as following four types: 1. Based on Shape, 2. Based on a type of reinforcement, 3. Based on type of loading, 4. Based on slenderness ratio. In this construction article, detail information is given on the types of columns based on shapes. Based on Shape Square or Rectangular Column: These are usually […]

How Building Design Changed After 9/11

When buildings collapse killing hundreds – or thousands – of people, it’s a tragedy. It’s also an important engineering problem. The 1995 collapse of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the World Trade Center towers in 2001 spawned many vows to never let anything like those events happen again. For structural […]

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9/11 WTC 7 Conspiracy Theory Debunked

Conspiracy Theory: Seven hours after the World Trade Center fell on September 11th 2001, the 47-story WTC 7 collapsed, but not due to a fire or the collapse of the nearby towers. Fact: Many conspiracy theorists point to FEMA’s preliminary report, which said there was relatively light damage to WTC 7 prior to its collapse. With […]

Why Did the Morandi Bridge Collapse, Killing 43 People?

Why did Italty’s Ponte Morandi (Morandi Bridge), built in 1967, collapse? The bridge was designed by Riccardo Morandi. It is similar to his earlier 1957 design for the General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge, located at the outlet of Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela, which partially collapsed in 1964 when the tanker Esso Maracaibo collided with the […]