17
July

Structures/ Buildings

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Within the context of the built environment, the term ‘structure’ refers to anything that is constructed or built from interrelated parts with a fixed location on the ground. This includes buildings, but can refer to any body that is designed to bear loads, even if it is not intended to be occupied by people.

Structural engineers work on a very wide range of structures, including; buildings, bridges, oil rigs, and so on. Civil engineers design, construct, maintain and improve the physical environment, including bridges, tunnels, roads, railways, canals, dams, coastal defences, etc.

A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, and aesthetic reasons.
There are numerous publications, journals, articles and books on Structures and Buildings. To learn more, kindly visit www.ascelibrary.org or www.asce.org/publications.

2-7
Nov

World Engineering Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure

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American Society of Civil Engineers participated in the past World Engineering Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure American Society of Civil Engineers, Nigeria international section also participated in the past World Engineering Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (WECSI).

The conference held from 2nd to 7th November 2014. The Conference was organized by the World Federation of Engineering Organization(WFEO).

The event hosted a lot of Engineering organizations around the world in Abuja, Nigeria.

Furthermore, the event also featured technical papers and engineering exhibitions including Infrastructure Data Management using Geographical Information System (www.wfeo.org/wp-content/uploads/wecsi2014/A4/.../A4-5.MAINPAPER-Okoye.pdf) presented by Uzo Okoye Felix(MASCE).

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NPA Extension Industrial Visit/Inspection ASCE Nigeria International Section on July 2013 paid an Industrial Visit to the new Nigeria Port Authority Extention construction site. The purpose of the new extension is to receive heavy ships of very high capacities into the Nigerian Lagos Sea port.

Inspection of Construction Sites ASCE Nigeria inspects a construction site. This visit amongst others is to help sanitize the practice of Civil Engineering and ensure that qualified Engineers are handling projects and also that quality services are delivered to the clients.

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The “Introduce a girl to engineering” day
American Society of Civil Engineers, Nigeria International section partnered with The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) to organize The “Introduce a girl to engineering” day.


Inauguration of Student Chapters
ASCE Nigeria International Section recently inaugurated her student chapter at the Covenant University, Ogun State, Nigeria.