Monthly Archives: January 2013

Could construction admin services have prevented downtown Montreal flooding?

Proper planning or perhaps an engineering services for construction administration could have possibly prevented a major flooding of downtown Montreal.  Soil around an aged water pipe may have shifted during construction work causing  the 47″diameter pipe to break and pour out 10.5 … Continue reading

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Why we need building permits

This is a very good example of why we need building permits from Asheville’s Citizen Times: ASHEVILLE — The collapse of a downtown building might have been avoided if a contractor had gone through the proper permitting process, the head of the … Continue reading

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Excel: Primitive Bar Graph and Roman Numerals

Excel has a repeat function called REPT that will repeat a text character any number of times.  It’s format is REPT(TEXT, Value) where Value is the number of times that TEXT is repeated.  You can use “i”, “o”, “-“, or any other letters/symbols … Continue reading

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Excel Tip: Convert Number to Text

Here are four basic ways to convert a number in a cell to text. Method (1) Format Cells 1) Right click cell(s) of interest and click on “Format Cells…” 2) Under the Number tab Choose Text as your Category Method (2) Text function … Continue reading

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How Do I Average In Excel?

  A very common question for Excel is, “How do I average in Excel?”  The simplest way to do this is to use the AVERAGE function.  In the example to the left, cell A5 has the following formula:  =AVERAGE(A1:A3) This returns … Continue reading

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Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Inspection

Art Domagala’s Photo Blog has interesting pictures of the inspection of the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge.  Check it out for some awesome shots.

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LEAP Bridge Enterprise Release V12.01.00

LEAP Bridge Enterprise V12.01.00 is now available.  In addition to bug fixes, and code updates, some of the enhancements include the following: LEAP Bridge v12.01.00.57 Enhancements: Introduced a new analysis option “Integral Abutment Bridge” in the Project tab. This option … Continue reading

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