RCD Tadpole (Ramboll Load Take-Down Tool)

A Load Take-Down is a procedure frequently performed by structural engineers to assess the amount of loading carried by the columns of a building into its foundations. ┬áIt is an important early-stage analysis necessary to inform the choice of column layout and foundation system, but it is also a notoriously tedious and time-consuming process that is regarded as something of a ‘rite of passage’ for young engineers to endure. Continue reading “RCD Tadpole (Ramboll Load Take-Down Tool)”