mat foundation

mat foundation

[′mat fau̇n′dā·shən]
(civil engineering)
A large, thick, usually reinforced concrete mat which transfers loads from a number of columns, or columns and walls, to the underlying rock or soil. Also known as raft foundation.

mat foundation

mat foundation
A large, thick concrete slab that sustains the load imposed by a number of columns and/or walls; also called a raft foundation or floating foundation.
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has recently set a record in Philadelphia with the mat foundation pour for the W/Element Hotel.
The message that it's about ethical investing, business, and finance with certain rules of engagement is still not clear, hence, to many, it comes about peddling religion for profits or setting the welcome mat foundation for extremists.
A 3-foot-thick mat foundation and basement walls resist structural movement.
This is a thrilling moment considering we poured the five-foot thick mat foundation for this project only days after Sept.
The mat foundation placement is one of the largest continuous concrete pours in Alaska.
Being built with a steel frame atop a mat foundation, the tower's exterior skin will be a combination of metal panel, precast concrete, plaster, and curtain wall.
New steel framed building with brick veneer on cmu backup founded on a concrete mat foundation supported by drilled piers.
Gene Corley Legacy Award was presented to John Gajda, recognizing expertise he provided on Los Angeles' Wilshire Grand Center, where crews set a new world record for a continuous mat foundation pour (21,000-plus yd.
During the conference, Dimensional Solutions also introduced improved model creation in its products Foundation 3D and Mat3D, enabling more accurate and complete underground mat foundation models that can subsequently be brought into the AutoCAD environment to allow COADE CADWorx Plant Design Suite users to design optimal underground designs specifically with regards to clash detection between foundations and underground systems.
The containment structure for the chlorine tanks consists of a concrete mat foundation with 3-feet high containment wall.
Two weeks after the Wilshire Grand Center mat foundation pour, O'Regan joined colleagues in Las Vegas at the annual convention of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, which presented a Special Recognition Award honoring the job's success.