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Construction Technology series Foundation

Construction Technology series Foundation



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PowerPoint prepared byRaymond Wong,City University of Hong Kong
What is Foundation?
Foundation is the element of a structure that serves tosupport the loads super-imposed to it through thetransmitting elements (such as columns).In addition, foundation also serves some otherfunctions, such as:1.Prevent settlement (including differential settlement)of a structure2.Prevent possible movement of structure due toperiodic shrinkage and swelling of subsoil3.Allow building over water or water-logged ground4.Resist uplifting or overturning forces due to wind5.Resist lateral forces due to soil movement6.Underpin (support) existing or unstable structures
What is Foundation?
The performance or choices of foundation depends on anumber of factors, these include:Nature of sub-soilMaterials used for the foundationEconomical consideration of using a right kind offoundationLayout of the structure (building/floor plan,positioning loads etc.)Conditional of the site (location and sufficient workspace)

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