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Powerline Footing Design

Powerline Footing Design

In our last post, we discussed the various factors that influence the choice of a particular footing type. Though the soil properties are important, there’s more to it than that. There’s also the schedule, budget constraints, the type of equipment, access etc. Consideration of all the parameters and consultation with…

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Powerline Footing Design – It’s Geo-Technical

Powerline Structure Footing Design

Whilst a successful Overhead Powerline is the mainly thanks to the electrical engineer, we structural engineers play an important role to ensure it remains “overhead”! Anatomy of an Overhead Powerline Structure The Conductors carry electric power from the sending end station to the receiving end station. Supports, which may be…

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Thermal Expansion – How Does It Affect Structures?

We have some of the largest temperature gradients in Australia, and this simply means a huge difference between the coldest and hottest temperature. What’s this got to do with structures? Well quite a lot, actually. All materials expand and contract with changes in temperature. In the cold, things shrink! Some…

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From Sponsor Child to Employee

I’m really proud to share my story of sponsor child Francis becoming my employee 26 years later… Watch the video, aired on Channel 10 Eyewitness News on 14th June, 2018: https://youtu.be/uQ0An5gLFR8 Listen to my radio interview with Paula Kruger on ABC Breakfast, 15th June 2018: And with Jenny Seaton on…

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