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What’s the point (load)?

Quite often in structural engineering we make simplifications to make things easier for ourselves. Sometimes they are conservative, sometimes not. Sometimes we are happy living in denial regarding the differences that might exist form doing something in a more ‘correct’…

Using error bars to highlight chart values

This is a handy technique that I was recently reminded of, using error bars to highlight values on XY scatter charts. If you have an Excel chart you might often have the need to highlight a certain value of interest.…

Moment coverage, do it, and do it right (please!)

Something that really irks me when checking others concrete designs, is the apparent lack of knowledge surrounding moment or tension reinforcement development. Along with the concept of moment coverage diagrams to prove that all regions of your member have sufficient…

Metric for the win…

I’m not a fan of the imperial system when it comes to engineering calculations, I make no secret of this. Nothing is easier than multiples of ten in my mind, it just makes sense. As opposed to a 12 here…