Monthly Archives: March 2013

Deep, March 25, cont’d

I forgot to add the following link that will assist in our understanding of pressures exerted on foundations: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(unit) Pay attention to the following quote:   “on the earth’s surface, 1kn is about 101.97162 kilogram force of load, but multiplying … Continue reading

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Deep Foundations, March 25

Alright, “Alignment” is behind (most) of us (that’s right, some of you need to see me…..), and we are into the “Deep Foundations” module.  It is a short and sweet module – our exam is going to be this coming … Continue reading

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Alignment and Deep, March 22

Here are a few extra sites for sink holes: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkhole http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/pennsylvania-sinkhole-doris-jenk… Also, if you google “sinkhole” and check out the images, there are some interesting pictures to see. Tonight is the part B of the alignment exam.  Remember, to calculate … Continue reading

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Deep, Alignment, March 21

Here are a few links regarding sink holes and subsidence…… http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/06/100601-sinkhole-in-guatemala-2010-world-science/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/03/what-causes-sinkholes-florida-tragedy-science-subsidence_n_2799848.html http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Quebec/ID/2301824693/?page=12 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/…/quebec–landslide.html Enjoy! J

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Deep Foundations – Alignment

“Deep Foundations” and “Alignment” are related modules in our program of study in that they both center on the ways structures are located.  They are the pre-requisites for the “Footings and Walls” module and are central to the carpentry trade. … Continue reading

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