For piers 12 and 13, the contractor constructed a reinforced concrete grade beam
supported by the concrete drilled shafts, which extended to the outer reaches of the bridge.
The building's structure also utilizes reinforced grade beam
foundations and a slab on grade.
The construction process encompasses excavation, construction of grade beam
and spread footing foundations, erection of a hybrid steel-and-light-gauge structural system, building and MEP systems, and all interior finishes.
Normally, a large grade beam
sits 12 inches below the finished floor of the home and would prevent a waterfeature from flowing underneath a wall or window.
In areas with highly unstable soils, a design professional may require that walls be placed on a grade beam
. Grade beams
are reinforced concrete footings supported by concrete piers sunk to stable subgrade (Figure 16-7).
wide notch on the biofilter-side pond ledgers and grade beam
ledgers even with the pond lip.
along the sides of the 230-ft long structure, and a four-ft by 12-in.
The "rubble trench" foundation employs compacted gravel below a grade beam
, on which your structure is built.
They bear on a perimeter grade beam
and are restrained by ties to stainless steel rods cast into the concrete wall panels and, in the areas which are framed, by brackets from the steelwork.
Concrete configurations include a grade beam
or mow strip.
Of all the foundation designs available, pier and grade beam
construction best combines strength, flexibility, and unified design.