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What is Bridge Pier? Types of Bridge Piers

A bridge pier is a type of structure that extend to the ground below or into the water. It is used to support bridge superstructure and transfer the loads to the foundation. The bridge piers can be constructed to be substantially ...

What are the Foundation Design Requirements?

There are many design requirements that foundation structure need to met in order to perform its function adequately and serve its purpose. For instance, it should be strong enough to minimize differential settlement and should be able to ...

Isolated Footing Design Guidelines Based on ACI 318-14

Isolated or single footings are structural elements which are designed to transmit and distribute loads of single columns to the soil without exceeding its bearing capacity, in addition to prevent excessive settlement, and provide adequate safety against sliding and overturning. ACI 318-14 ...

Types of Isolated Footings

There are various types of isolated footings such as spread footing, stepped footing, sloped footing etc. They are usually square, rectangular or circular in shape. Each type of footing is selected based on the soil condition and configuration ...

What is Drilled Pier? Construction of Drilled Pier

A drilled pier is a deep foundation system that uses a large diameter concrete cylinder constructed by placing fresh concrete and reinforcing steel into a drilled shaft. It is also called as a caisson, drilled shaft, Cast-in-drilled-hole piles ...