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Technology Education Foundation Substructure designed to support the load of a building
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Technology Education Foundation Parts Load Bearing surface Determination of load bearing surfaces Soil or bedrock Soil Tests Footing Natural of artificial forms Foundation Walls Identification of foundation wall material (concrete, brick, block, or stone)
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Technology Education Types of Foundations Spread foundations Placed on rock or hard soil Foundations consist of individual pads of various shapes Slab foundations Applied on difficult or soft terrain Type of floating foundation Pile Foundations Used where a more solid load bearing surface is needed Piles may be concrete, wood or metal
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Unformatted text preview: Technology Education Foundation Material • Concrete- Most common because it resists decay, moisture, and can be formed to any shape. • Crushed rock or gravel- Uses as a fine grading material to prepare the surface of concrete. • Natural Materials- Wood or stone may be used for piers, piles or foundations walls • Steel- used for piles or in bars and mesh for reinforcement. Technology Education Technology Education Concrete is Ordered in Cubic Yards Buildings are measured in feet-inches To figures cubic yard you must: = cubic yards width x length x thickness 27 Technology Education Batter Boards • Placed on all corners • Used with string to mark building location. Technology Education Tools of the Trade Technology Education Tools of the Trade...
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