unstable soil

unstable soil

Earth material that, because of its nature or the influence of related conditions, cannot be depended upon to remain in place without extra support, such as would be furnished by a system of shoring.
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Open Competition: Scientific research and development - (R & D) on Seismic mikroraynirovanie Poronaisk the Sakhalin region, as well as the study of the dynamic properties of potentially unstable soil bases of buildings, constructed and operated in the seismically active urban areas
Mosaddeghi MR, Hemmat A, Hajabbasi MA, Alexandrou A (2003) Precompression stress and its relationship with physical and mechanical properties of a structurally unstable soil in central Iran.
The soft story buildings most likely to collapse are those built on street corners or unstable soil.
The flexible capabilities of the adopted EPB-TBM and the dedicated tunneling procedures allowed good boring performances even in the challenging, complex and unstable soil conditions encountered.
As much as 90 percent of Haiti's construction is done without an architect or engineer, and much of it on unstable soil, according to a study last year by the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.
These include persistent bad weather and unstable soil, which threatened the collapse of the well.
15 to divert runoff away from the unstable soil on the slope and implement erosion control measures on the slope.
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Defective drains also mean that leaking water can wash away unstable soil from around a building's foundations.
As the tides of the most recent Great Recession recede, politicians, business and industry leaders, and educators all agree that the disparity among Americans, as measured by educational attainment, income, civic participation and other characteristics is unstable soil to re-grow our nation's primacy, both internally and in the 21st Century global workplace.
Drying winds, unstable soil, fire, cutting, and grazing were thought to play significant roles in the development and maintenance of these sites (Vestal 1918, Reeves et al.
He also said there was not an issue over unstable soil at the project.