Tag Archive for Tag: Site

Tag: Site Effects of local site conditions on ground motions

Geotechnical and structural engineers must take into account two fundamental characteristics of earthquake shaking: 1) how ground shaking propagates through the Earth, especially near the surface (site effects), and 2) how buildings respond to this ground motion. Because neither characteristic is completely understood, the seismic phenomenon is still a challenging research area. Site effects play a very important role in forecasting seismic ground responses

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Tag: Site Site roads

A contractor who pays insufficient attention to the right construction of site haulage roads runs the risk the road will begin to break up and cause delay just at some crucial time of construction, such as when autumn rains begin and the contractor is hoping to get filling finished before the heavier rainfall of winter occurs and delays construction. Pushing hardcore into the worst

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Tag: Site Site drainage

Difficulty often occurs in draining a site where large scale earthmoving is taking place. The excavations disturb the natural drainage of the land and large quantities of mud may be discharged to local watercourses during wet weather. Complaints then arise from riparian owners and water abstractors downstream. If this possibility should occur the resident engineer should advise the  contractor to approach the

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Tag: Site Site investigations

Site investigations taken at an early, feasibility stage of a project will seldom be adequate for construction. More site tests will be necessary for individual foundations, etc. British Standard BS 5930: 1999, Code of practice for site investigations, acts as a general guide for further site tests, but this needs to be supplemented  by information contained in other publications as suggested at the end

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