ground beam


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ground beam

2. A horizontal heavy timber or reinforced concrete beam at or near ground level for distributing a load which it supports.

groundsill, ground beam, ground plate, mudsill, sole plate

In a framed structure, the sill which is nearest the ground or on the ground; used to distribute concentrated loads.
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It was determined that the piled reinforced concrete ground beam along the downslope edge would stabilise the carriageway while providing a foundation for the safety barrier and soil nails would stabilise the slip circle downslope.
The ground beam system for the Hull development will be manufactured at the Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering precast pile factory in Nottinghamshire, which is the largest driven pile factory in the UK.
The larger crescent is formed by keel-shaped trusses anchored and tensioned by angled concrete ground beams.
White Young Green, consultants to the built and natural environment, has been responsible for the design of the main steel structure, which comprises multi-span portal frames 90m wide together with associated piled foundations, ground beams and retaining walls.
Precast concrete slabs make up the floors and foundations comprise reinforced concrete ground beams and pile caps.
On Some Sites Additional Civil Engineering Works Will Be Required Eg Retaining Walls, Piling And Ground Beams,
Piling contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering has signed a partnership agreement with Creagh Concrete Products, allowing Creagh to manufacture ground beams under licence at its factory in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire.
It is expected that the building will require piled foundations with ground beams and the superstructure will be a steel frame.
b) the installation of proprietary demountable flood barriers each complete with frames and also, where required, ground beams in addition to intermediate supports at spacing~~s no greater than 2.
The contractor is currently busy with preparation works to excavate the foundations for both the end poles, the ground beams and to connect the V-rails permanently to the end poles.
The works comprise the piling and ground beams to (10) No.