mat foundation

mat foundation

[′mat fau̇n′dā·shən]
(civil engineering)
A large, thick, usually reinforced concrete mat which transfers loads from a number of columns, or columns and walls, to the underlying rock or soil. Also known as raft foundation.

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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Comprising a deck box, 3/4-chord square truss structure (mono-column) and a mat foundation, the MCP is able to operate in oil fields with soft seabeds that pose challenges for conventional jack-up rigs.
Millennium Tower sits on a 10-ft.-thick concrete mat foundation, held in place by 950 reinforced concrete piles driven up to 90 feet deep.
of mat foundation concrete--all vertical elements--and 50 percent of the elevated decks.
The diaphragm wall, mat foundation, building, tunnel, and anchor cable applied the elastic model.
The message that it's about ethical investing, business, and finance with certain rules of engagement is still not clear, hence, to many, it comes about peddling religion for profits or setting the welcome mat foundation for extremists.
A 3-foot-thick mat foundation and basement walls resist structural movement.
``A skin illuminator like Beauty Flash Balm (pounds 21.50) under a mat foundation is a brilliant way of reviving tired-looking skin.
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The mat foundation placement is one of the largest continuous concrete pours in Alaska.
Los Angeles Building Department, engineer and contractor observations on the successful Oceanwide Plaza concrete schedule will influence mat foundation, slab, shear wall and column construction for reinforced concrete high-rise buildings soon to break ground throughout downtown.