ground beam


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ground beam

2. A horizontal heavy timber or reinforced concrete beam at or near ground level for distributing a load which it supports.

groundsill, ground beam, ground plate, mudsill, sole plate

In a framed structure, the sill which is nearest the ground or on the ground; used to distribute concentrated loads.
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The final three were: Concept 1 - Piled reinforced concrete ground beam, Concept 2 - Soil nails and Concept 3 - Bored secant piled walls.
Housing ground beam supplier Stent House Foundations has secured its largest ever contract with a Au1.
The Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering joint venture with GKPS will provide a full design and build package of piles and ground beams for approximately 235 new homes on a residential development in Boothferry Park at the former home of Hull City Football Club.
b) the installation of proprietary demountable flood barriers each complete with frames and also, where required, ground beams in addition to intermediate supports at spacing~~s no greater than 2.
The larger crescent is formed by keel-shaped trusses anchored and tensioned by angled concrete ground beams.
The works comprise the piling and ground beams to (10) No.
The contractor is currently busy with preparation works to excavate the foundations for both the end poles, the ground beams and to connect the V-rails permanently to the end poles.