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Is structure engineering troubling you?
Do you face problems in solving even the basic problems?

If yes then look no further as along with Er. Gobind Khurana and Er. Abhimanyu has taken an initiative to help civil engineering students in structure related queries. We are thankful to Er. Gobind Khurana, Er. Abhimanyu and Vincent T. H. CHU for being a volunteer in helping other engineers in solving problems related to structure design in R.C.C and Steel.

Expert 1
Name – Er. Gobind Khurana
1. Bachelor of Civil Engineering From Thapar University Patiala
2. Master of Structure Engineering from Delhi University.
Work Profile: Currently working as Consultant for structural problems in R.C.C and STEEL Design.

Expert 2
Name – Er. Abhimanyu
Bachelor of Civil Engineering From Thapar University Patiala
Training at site in Unitech ( during 6 month summer training)
Work Profile : Presently working as associate design engineer for Fluor Daniel India Pvt Ltd. Area of work is structural steel design and concrete foundations for both static and dynamics analysis ( mainly in oil and gas industry)

Expert 3
Er. Vincent T. H. CHU obtained the degree of civil and structural engineering in the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of the monthly column “The Civil FAQ” in the Hong Kong Engineer published by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and is the author of the civil engineering monthly columns “The Civil Q&A” and “The Civil Corner” on the websites on World Federation of Engineering Organization and the University of Science and Technology (American Society of Civil Engineers – International Student Group) respectively. He is the recipient of the Ombudsman’s Award 2007 under complaint-related category and Young Engineer of the Year Award 2008 (Merit) organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He is also the author of the engineering book “200 Question and Answers on Practical Civil Engineering Works”, “Civil Engineering Practical Notes A-Z” , “Ask Vincent Chu (Common FAQ on Practical Civil Engineering Works)” and “The Underlying Reasons in Practical Civil Engineering Works”.

So if you have any query regarding the concerned matter, just drop a comment and we will try to solve it as soon as possible.

3,683 comments on "Ask An Expert"

R.mythili says:

i want m70 grade w/c ratio and i additional adding superplatizier but why should not mix concrete water not come in mixing but mould in concrete tamping that time water come and mould in side are smooth and perfect shape and why finishin not come they not leveling

Chells says:

my question ..Shall i do foundation column with Brick rather than box ? is it good idea?


Hi. What is the frequency of samples to be taken for testing the Durability of concrete & Specify the standards pls

R K MADAN says:

mode of measurements for waterproofing work

Aaqid Rather says:

Sir can i have some new ideas for my project work?

Dinesh Kumar says:

my question is that , I made a roof slab & cement which was used in this slab was 6 months old cement so i want to know that the roof slab is strength is coming or not so please give good suggestion for above matter on urgent basis…

mangeysh singh says:

what is the min water cement ratio for m35 grade as per morth or is code

Tom says:

What is difference between sluice gate as seating and unseating heat type?

werku says:

During comprehensive test on concrete cube, the failure occurs due to tension or compression?

himanshu verma says:

Dear sir,
if we consider a tier contact area for 200×200 mm which is 40000 and in our expansion joint the loading capabilities is 6.5kg/mm2. What is the maximum loading capacity in kn/m2 and also in kg /mm2 for moving load and in what point the deflection is accour please specify in details.

RAJA MIR says:


Rupam Bardewa says:

After slab casting after how many days can the pillar work of the above casted floor be started

Gregory says:

My Contractor wants to put 8mm bar rod on both main and distribution bar on a slope slab.He wants the thickness of slab of 5 inch approximately. There are two slope on roof with measuring 4 foot and 5 foot.please advice .

b rajeshwar says:

actually i had met with construction where outer wall of building is built with 4″ brick wall what are the precaution should be taken to prevent wall from water dampness in rainy season

revanth says:

Sir, I am facing a situation where i have to design an existing structure to the extension as planned. So i am facing a problem in case where how exactly the homogeneity is maintained for the both structures. Please clarify the above mentioned and please suggest me the codes which will give guidelines about grouting as well as anchoring as per IS code of design.

bishu sinha says:

sir give me a idea how I make a second floor in a minimum budget my area is a earthquake prone area

bishu sinha says:

in a earthquake prone area how can I make a low budget second floor

Anuj says:

Sir . I consulted a guy to get my house constructed.
Everything gone fine , but the soil is quite rocky . So , constructed is suggesting to make foundation of just 3.5 feet in Slope footing.

Will such design sustain a 3 story long house with complete strength ?
I need suggestion , please help.

Thanks !
Best Regards.


Please let me know what is the total weight (Approx) of a 150 feet High “SS Latis Tower”


Please Suggests correct procedure for construction joint inside of pedestal improper compaction,
Due to improper compaction, it may be some air voids is there inside concrete.

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