This week, Steve explains the basic load requirement to design a box culvert – Self weight of precast box culvert, vertical weight such as fill as most box culverts are buried and earth pressure. He briefly explains vehicular, pedestrian loads including braking or tracking load detail.
This week, Steve explains national annex and eurocode detail used to design precast concrete box culverts at Shay Murtagh Precast.
This week, Steve explains the typical steps in design of precast concrete box culverts by variance in application, relevant code and details fundamental steps, defining load and its effects, define of reinforcement and thickness of slab and walls.
As part of a visit to Ireland, Ecocem France Team and Customers took the opportunity to visit the Shay Murtagh Precast factory on Friday 8th March. Led by Michel Pigeat – MD Ecocem France, Philippe Malfait – Sales Manager Ecocem France and Murielle Janin – Marketing Manager Ecocem France.
Steve explains the purpose of a box culvert’s joints, involving sheer connection and project transportation. He also details the differential settlement on installation and sealant.