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Geologic Mapping in Foundation Design – Field Investigations

Geologic Mapping Generally, geologic mapping starts from the preliminary studies phase with gathering of existing maps and data to detailed site-specific construction mapping. Types of maps progress from areal mapping to site mapping to construction (foundation specific) mapping. Areal mapping. An areal map should consist of sufficient area to include the project sites as well as… Read More »

Types of Portland cement and Uses

Types of Portland cement and Uses Portland cement was named for the Isle of Portland, a peninsula in the English Channel where it was first produced in the 1800’s. Since that time, a number of developments and improvements have been made in the production process and cement properties. The production process for portland cement first… Read More »

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge “The world’s longest suspension bridge. “

“The world’s longest suspension bridge. “ Vital Statistics: Location: Kobe and Awaji-shima, Japan Completion Date: 1998 Cost: $4.3 billion Length: 12,828 feet Type: Suspension Purpose: Roadway Materials: Steel Longest Single Span: 6,527 feet Engineer(s): Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority In 1998, Japanese engineers stretched the limits of bridge engineering with the completion of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.… Read More »