Cornell Engineers THURSDAY MORNING BRIEFING 7 February 2019

Good morning everyone. I’m Matt Cornell, this is Barlee Cornell and this is the Cornell Engineers Thursday morning briefing for 7 February 2019.

Barlee’s Injury Cloud

Barlee’s under a bit of an injury cloud at the moment. She’s hurt her rear leg. We’re off to the vets this morning so I’m running a little bit late.

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Why do Industrial Concrete Pavements Crack

Why do industrial concrete pavements cracks and degrade? Join our #StructuralWhyFile to find out how to improve your chances of a top quality industrial concrete slab in #Australia.

Shrinkage Cracks

G’day. It’s Matt Cornell from Cornell Engineers. Today we’re going to have a quick look at an external concrete slab – a driveway slab – and have a look at some failures that are pretty common and I’ll give you a couple pointers on how to avoid them.

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3 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Only Hire Quality Engineering Consultants

Looking at the consulting engineering market right now, I see that there’s two qualities of engineering firms out there at the moment.

Too Cheap Engineering Consultants

There’s the way under-priced engineering consultant working for the big building companies.

They’re sending their technical work overseas and/or getting it done in the equivalent of engineering sweatshops right here in Australia. They’re cutting corners on their designs. They’re missing the mark on quality in exchange for way too cheap prices. They are missing or allowing serious issues to develop unchecked.

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