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  • Pursuing A Degree In Structural Engineering
    A degree in structural engineering can be the start of a rewarding civil engineering career for dedicated engineering students. Many areas of specialization are available and qualified graduates may pursue exciting careers with existing structural engineering firms or as independent consultants.
  • Extraterrestrial Civil Engineering Part 4: When 9.8 is 3.7
    Common place terrestrial materials handling techniques become uncommon once the effects of gravity are no longer Earth normal. Zero gravity, low gravity, and high gravity fields associated with the infrastructure of extraterrestrial life will present unique and probably frustrating challenges.
  • What is Structural Engineering?
    What is a Structural Engineer? He or she is a person who designs, analyzes and builds structures. Structural engineering, a branch of civil engineering, involves design of structures (e.g. buildings, bridges, etc.) so that they will withstand all anticipated loads and yet be economical to build.
  • Structural Engineering Consulting
    Utilizing a broad knowledge of civil and mechanical engineering along with one or more specialty skill sets, structural engineering consulting provides an invaluable resource for the design/build process.
  • Internet Connected Bridges
    The structural health of bridges need constant monitoring to prevent collapses that can be sudden and disastrous. Distances and the number of such bridges require a lot of time, money, and labor for any such monitoring to be feasible. Wireless bridge monitoring solves these problems fairly easily.
  • Solving Problems with Septic Systems
    Homeowners in the US are facing unprecedented difficulties with their septic systems. Industry insiders are quick to place blame for septic system failures on powdered laundry detergents, high rainfall, and cheap toilet paper. This article addresses each problem in order.
  • When Stress Is Good: Pre- and Post-Tensioned Concrete
    Portland cement concrete is a strong, dependable, and relatively inexpensive construction material. Until it is stressed under tension, that is. Then it typically exhibits only about 15% of its equivalent compressive strength, which can spell catastrophe for structural applications.
  • Design Considerations for Safe Bike Paths
    Bike paths are as important as highways and proper design guidelines must be followed while designing them. Bicycle safety tips are an important aspect of design and what types of roads are suitable for bikers will be discussed in this article. Read on to know about best bike path designs.
  • Transportation Engineering - Connecting the World
    Transport engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with all means of transport, including road, rail, air, and sea. The latest technology and machinery has made it possible to travel across distant regions in very little time. This article provides insight into transportation engineering.
  • Build a Tunnel on Land and Float It into Place
    The immersed tube method of tunnel construction involves making the tunnel in segments at more convenient locations and then bringing them to the site and immersing them to join up with each other. It is a cost effective alternative to tunnels bored in place.
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