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  Topic: Failure of overhead water tank,at BANKURA,WEST BENGAL
James_Cohen

Replies: 35
Views: 8585

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:30 pm   Subject: Failure of overhead water tank,at BANKURA,WEST BENGAL
The video suggests loss of strength at the point of failure. There is no tilting, the failure is circumferential and the collapse is primarily vertical. The mode of failure therefore appears to be cru ...
  Topic: ethics in structural design and construction
James_Cohen

Replies: 141
Views: 66007

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:00 pm   Subject: ethics in structural design and construction
Dear SEFIians.


I have read a number of the posts. Grievances seem to be centered on one or more of the following:
1. Fees
2. Salary
3. Respect
4. Corruption


Rather than continuing ...
  Topic: Econference on "Preventive Measures to avoid failure of Structures"
James_Cohen

Replies: 22
Views: 12613

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:42 pm   Subject: Econference on "Preventive Measures to avoid failure of Structures"
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  Topic: Econference on "Preventive Measures to avoid failure of Structures"
James_Cohen

Replies: 22
Views: 12613

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:13 pm   Subject: Preventive Measures to avoid failure of Structures
Dear SEFIians


I have been investigating or reviewing causes of failures for over 35 years. There have been many differing “proximate” causes on a technical basis. No doubt everyone on this listse ...
  Topic: Interesting piece on the Kolkata collapse
James_Cohen

Replies: 16
Views: 9361

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:00 pm   Subject: Interesting piece on the Kolkata collapse
Dear SEFIANs,

In the tumult of all the posts I may have missed this, but is there any formal forensic investigation underway that will provide better information than can be gleaned from newspaper ...
  Topic: [Regulating Profession] Structural Engineering Fraud in USA
James_Cohen

Replies: 5
Views: 5463

PostForum: Econference on State of Structural Engineering Practice and Education   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:00 pm   Subject: [Regulating Profession] Structural Engineering Fraud in USA
Dear All,

“Hundreds of California homes, buildings used plans drafted by 2 phony engineers, say authorities”.

Dr. Subramanian makes a good point that these events are not restricte ...
  Topic: [Quality of Services] of Structural Engineers and the conflicted Architect -Structural Engineer relationship
James_Cohen

Replies: 30
Views: 22629

PostForum: Econference on State of Structural Engineering Practice and Education   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:00 pm   Subject: [Quality of Services] of Structural Engineers and the conflicted Architect -Structural Engineer relationship
Would it cost so much for the profession to broadcast their message to the general public?
James S. Cohen P.E.
Senior Vice President
Thornton Tomasetti

40 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005-130 ...
  Topic: [Regulating Profession] - Opening Remarks on sub section "How do we regulate the structural engineering profession?
James_Cohen

Replies: 24
Views: 20688

PostForum: Econference on State of Structural Engineering Practice and Education   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:20 pm   Subject: [Regulating Profession] - Opening Remarks on sub section "How do we regulate the structural engineering profession?
Dear SEFIANS,

A question from abroad, to add to the excellent suggestions already made. Does the Structural Engineering profession in India subscribe to a Code of Ethics and, if so, are there any i ...
  Topic: Durability of concrete and steel structures
James_Cohen

Replies: 14
Views: 9314

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:23 pm   Subject: Epoxy coated reinforcementDear SEFIANS,
Dear SEFIANS,

Epoxy coated rebar has been in use in the United States for many years, but is still only used where the additional costs can be justified or where it is required by the building cod ...
  Topic: BAMBOO REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
James_Cohen

Replies: 12
Views: 9178

PostForum: Er. T. Rangarajan   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:18 pm   Subject: BAMBOO REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
Respected Sirs,

The following may be helpful


For bamboo reinforced concrete beams, the deformation is approximately half that of steel.

The allowable bending moment in a concrete beam wi ...
 
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