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  • Hi ASCE community, I'm a new ASCE member. I am a building information management student from the University of Portsmouth, UK, and I'm carrying out a study on the industry perspective towards the use of RFID sensor technology in BIM construction projects. ...

  • The commentary discusses this. It states that research and testing have been performed to show that flexural members terminating in a footing, slab, or beam (a T-joint) should have their hooks turned inward toward the axis of the member for the joint ...

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  • Chad In 7-05 I would use Section 6.5.13 "Wind Loads for Open Structures" to determine wind loading for that type of canopy and section 15.5 "Nonbuilding Structures Similar to Buildings" for seismic requirements. The numbers change in 7-10 & 7-16 but ...

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    RE: Church Structure

    F=ma in the roof of the hall through out the middle length, a beam shall be given to damp the vibrations. Structural dynamics is being studied. Sizing sections thumb rules are used. Analysing the structure with Stad pro. Slab also should be strengthened ...

  • Can you give us some more information about 3d printing a building? ------------------------------ George Runkle P.E., M.ASCE President Lawrenceville GA ------------------------------

  • Hi Steven, I've struggled with this in the past.  What I come back to is that balanced snow is an equilibrium amount that is able to stay on a continuous plane surface, whereas drift is the snow that gets stuck and has nowhere else to go, either because ...

  • We typically don't hear about educational resources available to us unless they happen in our local sections or branches or are hosted by ASCE/SEI national. States are no longer giving covid-related waivers for PE licensing continuing education requirements, ...

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    RE: Church Structure

    Keep in mind that the highest design-wind-load conditions typically occur at the corners.  Since the design does not appear to have any structural columns in the end walls, the corner columns may need to be strengthened to provide adequate torque resistance.  ...

  • Assuming you are not the Engineer of Record (EOR), and are tasked with designing the connection, then the EOR must provide the reaction, or the means for determining the reaction (loads on the beam). If you are to use the uniform load table, the EOR must ...

  • I'd like to get some feedback on Section 29.4-7 regarding the array edge factor (GammaE): The code states the edge factor is equal to 1.5 for panels that are Exposed AND within 1.5(Lp) from the end of a row at an exposed edge of the array.  What ...


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