foundation mat

foundation mat

[fau̇n′dā·shən ‚mat]
(civil engineering)

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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On November 30, 2017, the ceremony of pouring "first concrete" into the foundation mat of the reactor compartment of the first power unit took place.
of the high-performance concrete in the 10-ft.-thick foundation mat. Expected to be the tallest building in the country outside of New York or Chicago when it opens in the fall of 2017, the LEED Platinum-designed skyscraper will significantly contribute to the continuing renaissance of Center City Philadelphia as a forward-looking yet uniquely livable urban environment.
In addition, seventy-six metal structures are ready to be assembled in the building's structure and construction work has been completed on the foundation mat for engines of continuous casting blooms and billets.

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