Author Archives: Writer

Earth Retention Structures Explained

Earth retention structures are used in a variety of situations, from backyard gardens to urban city centers. It’s essential for skyscrapers and other large buildings to have earth retention structures in place to prevent a range of problems, such as protecting underground parking facilities or utilities installed beneath the earth’s surface. Let’s take a closer […]

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A Few Things to Know About Soil Compaction

While you might think dirt is just dirt, the reality is that soil is a complicated substance, especially when it comes to engineering. There are times where it’s difficult to measure the properties of soil and understand the challenges of working with it. Soil compaction testing is part of the field of soil engineering and […]

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The Basics of Mesh Generation

If you’ve ever wondered how television shows, movies and video games render realistic-looking people, animals and objects, the answer is through meshing. The mesh generation process allows people to render complex shapes on the screen using thousands of tiny cells that fit together. As you might imagine, this process can have many better and more […]

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Understanding the Basics of Field Exploration

The first step of any construction project, be it large or small, is field investigation or field exploration. The engineers and construction team must know the composition and layout of what lies beneath the soil before they start drilling, digging or building. If you’ve ever wondered, “What is field exploration?” or “What does field exploration […]

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How Do Different Loads Affect a Structure?

In construction, loads are the forces that are applied to a structure and can cause deformation, displacement or stress. It’s important for construction teams to consider the different types of loads on a structure and how they should be managed for the project to be successful and so it’s able to last long into the […]

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