Author: N. Baddoo, The Steel Construction Institute
1 August 2013
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N. Baddoo, The Steel Construction Institute
Winners of the Institution's 2013 Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering Education, authors from the University of Bath discuss the increase in student engagement, evidenced through a 'blended-learning' approached to computer-based learning activities.
All articles published in the August 2013 issue. (NB Technical Guidance Note Level 2, No. 7 contained within this issue was updated in October 2016. For the updated article, see the individual article entry for this issue.)
The purpose of a pad foundation is to spread a concentrated force into soil. They are one of the most simple and cost effective types of footing for structures, and are the preferred solution for foundations due to the straightforward nature of their design and construction. Updated in October 2016.