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- Subject: Re: Fw: Negative Structures.
- From: John Nichols <cejn(--nospam--at)engmail.newcastle.edu.au>
- Date: Fri, 03 Apr 1998 10:33:52 +1000
Dear T Eric, I built a caisson once it is fun. In htis case it was in water charged ground at FOster on hte mid north coast of NSW. It helps to have a sense of humour and I'm glad you took it well. Let me tell you a story of when I was first supervising a job. We were testing sewers in a winery. The plug got lost in one sewer. So the contractor plugged teh line upstream and organized for the line to be filled. Unfortunately they were one short. So i offered to get in teh downsteam manhole and catch the plug as it came out. I did The manhole which was about 7 foot deep then filled with water in about 3 seconds. It was a long wet drive home. I learnt a valuable lesson that day. LOL John Nichols At 07:53 3/04/98 +1000, you wrote: > >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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