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raft foundation

[′raft fau̇n‚dā·shən]
(civil engineering)
A continuous footing that supports an entire structure, such as a floor. Also known as foundation mat.

floating foundation

A reinforced concrete slab used to support and distribute the concentrated load from columns in a soil having low bearing capacity; also called a raft foundation or mat foundation.
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Time-settlement behaviour of piled raft foundations using infi nite elements".
Currently FEA method is used for analysis of raft foundation design in high-rise buildings.
The structural response of raft foundation is by the bending moments in the four axes.
The analysis of raft foundation has undergone various developments, and currently it is being analyzed with sophistication by incorporating the interaction between structure, raft and soil including time dependent non-linear behaviour.
Smith says the only properties that they won't touch are modern town houses (because supporting such tall, narrow structures is so difficult), and modern terraced houses that are built on a raft foundation (because they can't be individually underpinned).
Raft foundation work was completed last September within 24 hours with 3,400 cubic metres of concrete and 640 tons of steel used for the foundation.
RSG added that raft foundation works were completed in 24 hours and involved a vast amount of raw materials, logistics and a 150-strong workforce that worked through the night.
Tenders are invited for package-12- construction of 275 m tall twin flue grp liner rcc chimney and other incidentals complete as detailed in the specification including raft foundation at 2x660 mw maitree stpp, rampal, bangladesh.
Saudi Binladin Group, the contractors working on the project expect to complete the raft foundation of the tower, which is the largest of its kind in the world, in August this year, stated Hammoud while speaking at Meed's Arabian World Construction Summit (AWCS) in Dubai.
Summary: BEIRUT -- Damac Properties has completed the raft foundation for its iconic Damac Tower in Beirut, Lebanon.
Dubai The raft foundation of Saudi Arabia's Al Jawharah Tower has been completed, the project's developer Damac Properties said yesterday.
The pavilion sits on a removable cast in-situ concrete raft foundation.