foundation pier

foundation pier

A column embedded in the soil that extends from the lowest floor of a building down to the top of a footing or pile cap; where the pier, 1 bears directly on the soil with intermediate footings or pile caps, the foundation pier is considered to be the entire length of the column below the lowest floor level.
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In the process of examining the unit's vertical vibration, the machine foundation pier can be regarded as an elastic foundation.
The Central Tower will need a large foundation pier in the middle of the river.
The myth of the "crafty old left-hander" is a foundation pier of traditional baseball wisdom, almost an urban myth, going back at least as far as men like Ken Heintzelman and Ken Raffensberger, who pitched in my youth.
Both of these structures were buried under later imperial building projects to erase Nero's legacy, accidentally preserving them but also driving massive concrete foundation piers through their rooms and sealing them off forever from light and air.
Three massive foundation piers -- each measuring 16 by 16 metres -- that form the base of the dome support towers have been completed, with work now starting on a fourth pier.
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