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If yes then look no further as engineeringcivil.com 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
Qualification:
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
Qualification:
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.

Comments
  • P.K PANI November 21, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Dear Sir,
    I want to know the factor of safety for load combination (DL+LL) what will be taken
    1.5 or 1 for foundation design.

    PK PANI

    • prachi chavan July 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

      factor of safety for steel is 1.15 and for concrete is 1.5

  • ashish singla November 21, 2009 at 8:19 am

    details of tension test and compressive test performed on iron bars before reinforcing in concrete.

  • vinci November 22, 2009 at 5:55 am

    i was doing a numerical on block shear failure. a 350 kN load is applied on the section. when solving for both LRFD and ASD, the values came out to be like this

    484 kN for LRFd and 323 kN for ASD.

    so which value to consider since one is higher and the other lower than 350 kN?

    and also will the section fail in block shear and why?

  • RMREDDY November 23, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Dear Sir,
    pls advice for checking of reinforcement,Shuttering with Tolerance for slab,Column Beam.
    Regards
    RMREDDY

  • NANDA DULAL GOSWAMI November 23, 2009 at 10:28 am

    dear sir,
    i want to have details for low cost housing.
    the details for each house are as below
    1] 3 rooms = 1 bedroom + 1 drawing room + 1 kitchen = 1 toilet.
    each room size will be 12×15 ft except kitchen and toilet [indian style]
    what will be the cheapest possible cost for such a block of 3 rooms.
    may i add that these rooms will be not standalone, these will be in a
    cluster of about 30-40 houses.
    i want to use cement hollow bricks.
    what will be the cost if tiles are added and if not added just plain
    flooring and walls.
    pls be kind enough to send me necessary details for the above in my
    thanks and regards
    n.d. goswami
    suraj-kiran constructions
    puri
    orissa

  • Anis Ahmed November 24, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Sir, Please tell me how to know that the M-25 grade concrete required only 8.38 bags cement

  • anup November 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

    hello sir..since many days i am designing mix for m 60 grade concrete…the target mean strength is 72Mpa…using ramco opc 53G and ultra tech 53G cement..the prportions are..
    cement 450Kg/cum and micro silica 30kg/cum
    W/c ratio 0.3 water absorption
    sp gra of aggre type I(20mm) 2.777 0.84
    sp gra of aggre type I(20mm) 2.644 1.94
    sp gra of fine aggre 2.61 1.5
    will you please suggest me a design for the same so as to achieve strength of 72Mpa at the end of 28 days..even using pure OPC i.e..excluding micro silica will also do good…

  • Hamedul Irshad November 25, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Hello Sir,

    Pls help me for a presentation on “Application of Nanotechnology in Civil Engineering” Kindly consider this and help me sir.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Hamedul Irshad H M

  • podi November 28, 2009 at 3:32 am

    sir pls send me the desity of one m3 steel, cement, fine agregate, course agregate, rubble.

  • sourav sarkar November 28, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Dear Sir,
    pls advice for checking of reinforcement,Shuttering with Tolerance for slab,Column Beam.
    Regards
    sourav

  • shamsher alam November 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    what is the physical significance of normal consistency?
    which law governs it?
    what project can i do in this topic?

  • shamsher alam November 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    i m a 3rd year ug student in civil engg. i have interest in concrete technology .
    i want to do some project in it and wish to publish a paper by the end of 4th year.
    please suggest some books and ways to proceed.

  • sharath Mohan November 29, 2009 at 3:28 am

    sir,we have 33,43,53 grade cement.what is the meaning of these.what it indicates.all of them ends with ‘3’,did it have an meaning

  • Sunil November 29, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Good Day
    I will be grateful if you could let me know,
    1)Bare minimum information required for soils to be used for highway construction.
    2)How would the soils be classified based on Atterbergs limits.
    3)Compare ASTM vs BS for sieves.

    Will be grateful if these can be provided at the earliest,any sites that can be reffered too.

  • Anders Granfors November 29, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Dear Sirs,
    Do anybody have a typical list o delivrables for a chemical plant with regards to civil engineering.
    For example
    Piling Drawing
    Piping trench drawing
    Equipment Foudation Drawing
    Steel Structur Drawing
    Concrete Drawing
    etc.

    Tanks in advance

    Anders Granfors

  • Amitabh November 29, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    is there a norm for the lateral load capacity of piles based on their vertical load. have been hearing it is something like 5-10% max, our consultant has come up with number which are almost 25%.

  • M. A. Wajeed November 30, 2009 at 2:33 am

    I am basically a RCC pipe manufacturer in hyderabad using tradition spinning system. I would like to upgrade my works with latest vertical vibration technology. Can any body help in what extactly this technology is, and from where I can get required machines. Thanks.

  • Neer December 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Sir,
    Please arrange all the advabtage of fly ash in PPC Cement & Concrete.

    Regards:
    Neeraj Sharma

  • PANKAJ December 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    WHY BAR OF BEAM (TOP AND BOTTOM)BEND TOWARDS EACH OTHER IN COLUMN BY USING DEVELOPMENT/LAP LENGTH.WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THEY ARE BEND REVERSE DIRECTION OR BOTH L TOWARD UPWARD DIRECTION?

  • J.RAVICHANDRAN December 4, 2009 at 2:32 am

    I AM BE [P.T]STUDENT WHY WE USING SG OF CEMENT IS 3.1 IN MIX DESIGN BUT SG OF CEMENT IS 1.5
    PL CLEAR WHY

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