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Cost of Pile Foundation vs. Other Foundations for Construction Projects

Selection of pile foundations based on cost vs. other foundations for construction projects and factors affecting pile foundation cost is discussed. Frequently, structural designer cannot reach concrete decision about whether to choose pile foundation or ordinary strip or mat foundation for ...

Backfilling of Sewer Sanitary Trench -Compaction and Equipments

Backfilling of sewer sanitary trench is required after installation of sewer pipes. Method of compaction and degree of compaction, equipments and sequence of sewer trench backfilling is discussed. Backfilling process requires substantial cautions and should be carried out properly. ...

Quality, Handling and Installation of Sewer Sanitary Pipes

Quality checking, handling and installation of sewer sanitary pipes requires utmost care. It is required to employ suitable material quality and appropriate construction practices to construct satisfactory sewer sanitary system. The evaluation of sanitary sewer pipe quality along with its ...

Effect of Environmental Factors on Foundations for Bridges

The effect of environmental conditions on the selection of foundation types for bridges over water is discussed. The design of foundation for bridges over water is a challenging and tedious task and the designer would encounter extreme problems. The most crucial ...

Design and Construction of Flexible Sewer Sanitary Pipes

There are various types of flexible pipes used in of sewer sanitary system such as ductile iron pipe, acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene composite pipe and ABS solid wall pipe, polyvinyl chloride pipe, polyethylene pipe, fiberglass reinforced plastic, reinforced plastic mortar pipe and ...

Design of Curtain Wall for Water Penetration and Condensation

Designing curtain walls to water penetration plays critical role in keeping the safety, thermal performance and comfort of the structure and residents. Wind driven rains and condensation are considerably problematic and difficult to deal with while curtain wall is designed in ...

Effect of Soil Liquefaction on Pile Foundation and its Remedies

Pile foundations are likely to experience liquefaction and its effects on such foundation are in several forms or ways. Effects of liquefaction on pile foundation is discussed. Liquefaction is a phenomenon in which loose saturated soil such as loose sandy silts ...

Bridge Bearings -Types of Bearings for Bridge Structures and Details

Bridge bearings are structural equipment or devices installed between bridge substructure and superstructure to transfer the applied load including earthquake loads; wind loads; traffic loads; and superstructure self-weight. Bridge bearings also makes rooms for relative movements between superstructure and substructure, for ...

Special Construction of Sewer Sanitary Pipe System -Methods and Considerations

There are certain conditions that may be encountered during sewer sanitary pipe system construction. Construction consideration in these conditions, such as shown in Figure-1 and Figure-2 where sanitary sewer crossing waterway does not fall into standard construction cases and they ...