Friday, September 16, 2011

Structural Design Disaster | Building Construction

A lesson for all the Civil Engineers to learn
"Structural Engineering is a field that deals with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads".
In this article, we will discuss a project in which Structural Design (Column Layout) had already been executed on site which was absolutely incorrect. After the erection of columns, the owner hired an Architect to design a Hostel for him.
I feel that not only Civil engineering students and civil engineers must understand the importance of making correct column layouts for the buildings. It is also the job of an Architect to give the column positions in the plan which works like a guideline for the Civil Engineer.

Now we will move on with our discussion on the reaction of the Architect after analyzing the Column Layout made by a Civil Engineer...