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  Topic: Do Read-Sub-Standard Tall Building Design In Australia-Welcome to the Faulty Towers state, where any mug's an engineer
ahujavipul

Replies: 21
Views: 1894

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:12 pm   Subject: Do Read-Sub-Standard Tall Building Design In Australia-Welcome to the Faulty Towers state, where any mug's an engineer
This seems to be a problem accross Commonwealth countries except perhaps Canada, which being influenced greatly to standardize with the US, has a Licensed Structural Engineers regime. If anyone was to ...
  Topic: SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRECAST BUILDINGS WITH HC SLABS
ahujavipul

Replies: 3
Views: 743

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:53 am   Subject: Re: SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRECAST BUILDINGS WITH HC SLABS
There are several nuances of precast technology from view point of ductile detailing. We just went through a project with this technology. However this was a building on base isolators & hence dep ...
  Topic: SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRECAST BUILDINGS WITH HC SLABS
ahujavipul

Replies: 3
Views: 743

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:30 pm   Subject: SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRECAST BUILDINGS WITH HC SLABS
Conveniently does not talk of the nitty gritty of the detailing or load paths to make it successful. Also doesn't talk about any shake table tests performed. This presentation is ok to lead a novice d ...
  Topic: clause 7.3.14_modelling building with podium
ahujavipul

Replies: 3
Views: 1043

PostForum: E-conference on IS 16700 13th March to 18th March 2018   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:16 pm   Subject: clause 7.3.14_modelling building with podium
I agree, the basis for matching overturning moment rather than base shear is unclear, when the stretching force in the ground floor diaphragm (between--say two towers) is less dependent on overturning ...
  Topic: clause 7.3.14_modelling building with podium
ahujavipul

Replies: 3
Views: 1043

PostForum: E-conference on IS 16700 13th March to 18th March 2018   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:30 pm   Subject: clause 7.3.14_modelling building with podium
I think this issue has been answered by the moderators.

Though a bigger question still lingers. In a combined tower model what empirical time period should be taken & base and what should be t ...
  Topic: Sad News- Demise of Senior SEFI Member Indrajit Barua
ahujavipul

Replies: 59
Views: 18440

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:30 pm   Subject: May his soul rest in peace
From his posts on SEFI, I could see he was a very enlightened Structural Engineer. May his soul rest in peace!

Vipul Ahuja
  Topic: Econf for RERA
ahujavipul

Replies: 124
Views: 38421

PostForum: Econference on The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA)    Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:47 pm   Subject: Re: Econf for RERA
Further to this, builders can change their profession much more easily than structural engineers. Builders have mostly invested only money, structurals have invested their lifetimes.

Regards,

Vi ...
  Topic: Econference on The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) and its impact on Structural Engineers
ahujavipul

Replies: 19
Views: 7765

PostForum: Econference on The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA)    Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:33 pm   Subject: Re: Econference on The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) and its impact on Structural Engineers
I agree with Alpa on the Stiffness vs strength issue.

However we are loosing focus on this forum regarding the impact of RERA on our daily lives as working professionals.

What safeguards do we ...
  Topic: Clause in IS:1893 draft
ahujavipul

Replies: 23
Views: 16239

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:26 pm   Subject: Clause in IS:1893 draft
Dear All,

I have noted my observations on the draft code. Will appreciate comments before I send.

Regards,

Vipul Ahuja
  Topic: Time period of building with podium
ahujavipul

Replies: 6
Views: 4517

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:57 pm   Subject: Re: Time period of building with podium
Dear Shenoy,

Why should we even consider the case of Sa/g=2.5, if the combined building is flexible--it would be too conservative.

Regards

Vipul Ahuja

It is unfortunate that an empiri ...
 
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