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Building TechnologyBasic Foundation Design
Strip FoundationWide StripFoundationDeep StripFoundationRaft FoundationPiledFoundations
Principles of design and factorsaffecting choice of foundations
What are the factors that will determine theselection of a suitable foundation for any givenbuilding?
the type of building structure – how heavy theloads are that the building will carry or exert onthe groundthe soil conditions
– including whether the site is located in anarea that has known problems such as Radon Gas, minerals or evidence of mineral extraction in the area
external or site constraints
– the physical size and shapeof the site and whether it is possible or practicable to usemechanical digging equipment
type of foundations available
– whether the foundations aresuitable for the type of building that is being designed
Choosing the RightFoundation
Traditional StripFoundations
 This is a well established and proven method, mostbuilders are familiar with traditional stripfoundations
Building Services and pipes such as drainsetc will mostly cross the wall above theconcrete which will help in the constructionworksCheaper to create than trench fillor wider foundations that use more concrete

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