The Structural Engineer's Corner

Eng. Onorio Francesco Salvatore

Exposure conditions for concrete according to British Standard 8110


Similarly to other international standards, the British Standard 8110-1 defines different exposure conditions based on the design environment. The environment can be: – Mild; – Moderate; – Severe; – Very severe; – Most severe; – Abrasive.   The mild environment is defined as: “Concrete surfaces protected against weather or aggressive conditions” The moderate environment is […]

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Unit weights for structural analysis


When dealing with structural analysis the first step is to evaluate loadings. We can have: dead loads; live loads; environmental loads. The dead load is the weight of the structure you are calculating. Dead loads can be calculated from the unit weights given in BS 648 named “Schedule of weights of building materials“. Here you […]

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