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- To: "'seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org'" <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
- Subject: RE: Negative Structures.
- From: "Germaine, Bob/CVO" <bgermain(--nospam--at)CH2M.com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 16:15:38 -0700
I believe the proper term should be "caisson" (not to be confused with drilled pier). Bob Germaine, PE > ---------- > From: T. Eric Gillham[SMTP:gk2(--nospam--at)kuentos.guam.net] > Sent: Thursday, April 02, 1998 1:53 PM > To: seaoc list > Subject: Fw: Negative Structures. > > > Yeah yeah yeah! > > I figured someone would actually read that post and comment on it! > > Actually, the reason why I included the -3 stories, besides perhaps > piquing > someone's interest, was because it was an interesting project (for Guam > anyway). The project was a pump station that extended 30' below grade. > Because the structure was located adjacent to the ocean, it would have > been > very difficult for the contractor to excavate and cast in place (water > table at about 2'). So, we worked it out with the contractor and had them > incrementally build the structure on grade, while digging it out from the > inside so that it sank. I believe there is a specific name for this type > of construction method, but to my knowledge it was the first on Guam. So > THAT's why I listed it as a negative structure, FYI. > > T. Eric Gillham PE > ---------- > > From: John Nichols <cejn(--nospam--at)engmail.newcastle.edu.au> > > To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org > > Subject: Negative Structures. > > Date: Thursday, April 02, 1998 12:58 PM > > > > Dear Dennis, > > > > It has been an awful day. I broke the hand brake cable, after breaking > a > > transmission cable and a return line on some sort of emisssion control. > > > > I made a mistake on a tutorial problem yesterday. > > > > Our other car won't be back from the panel beaters till next week. > > > > Obviously God whereever she is decided to remind me that life is short. > > > > Then I read an email on the seoc list and it brightened up my whole day. > > I > > thought you might like it. > > > > Structures he has worked on (or supervised) range from -3 to 32 > storeys. > > > > I always wondered what a negative structure looks like. (Before y'all > jump > > down my throat I realize what the Engineer was trying to say. But it > was > > just so humourouse I decided to share it. > > > > John > > > > > > > > >
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