buoyant foundation

buoyant foundation

A foundation of reinforced concrete whose weight, together with that of the imposed loads, is approximately equal to the weight of the displaced soil and/or water.
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SEOUL, South Korea, February 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A floating platform made with steel-frame blocks to serve as the buoyant foundation for the world's first artificial floating island will be launched in the Hangang river, the landmark river that runs through Seoul from east to west, flowing to the West Sea.
2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A floating platform made with steel-frame blocks to serve as the buoyant foundation for the world's first artificial floating island will be launched in the Hangang river, the landmark river that runs through Seoul from east to west, flowing to the West Sea.
A unique feature of this project is the use of buoyant foundations to accommodate the site's high water table.