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Are Waffle Slabs Able to Protect Australian Homes From Movement

Are waffle slabs able to satisfactorily protect Australian homes from slab heave and foundation movement?

This question is for you, structural engineers and geotechnical engineers and foundation specialists of Australia.

If you are applying AS2870 to waffle slab designs please comment below. We want to hear from you.

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Screw piers, Pile caps and Houses

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Money lessons for Graduate Engineers

If you’re a graduate engineer fresh out of university and just starting your careers as a professional engineer, you’re about to earn some serious money.

Sadly you have probably haven’t learned heaps about keeping money once you’ve made it. You’re great at engineering but know absolutely nothing about how to make money work for you.

Don’t you think it would be better to have some good ideas about how to manage your new-found wealth?

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Factors That Makes Houses Crack

Here’s a list of things that make houses move and crack. How many of these can you identify in your house:

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Concrete Tips & Tricks

5 Things to Look for When Inspecting a Suspended Concrete Slab

If you’re a structural engineer and you’ve just been asked to inspect a suspended concrete slab before it is poured, now is definitely a good time to go through the things you should be looking for when you carry out your inspection.

Here are my 5 most important things to check when inspecting a suspended concrete slab: