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Re: Caisson cold joint
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Re: Caisson cold joint
- From: "S. Gordin" <mailbox(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com>
- Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 05:21:22 -0800
"Foundation Engineering Handbook"
(Winterkorn & Fang):"The terms caisson, drilled caisson and
bored pier are frequently used by foundation engineers to denote
drilled pier foundations"
"Residential & Light Commercial
Construction Standards" (R.S. Means): "Caissons are concrete columns placed in
auger-drilled or excavated holes. They serve the same purpose as
Steve Gordin SE
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 7:41
Subject: RE: Caisson cold joint
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaA caisson
can refer to:
(engineering) is a retaining structure used in locations normally
under water to keep the working environment dry.
04:33 PM 12/7/2006, Conrad Harrison wrote:
a silly question but what is this caisson? I always thought a caisson was a
dam like structure used to keep water out, whilst a hole was sunk in a river
bed, for the construction of the foundations of bridges and the like. So are
these light poles in the middle of a water feature: river, pond,
& mech), MIIE, gradTIEAust
Roy Harrison & Associates
Consulting Engineers (Structural)
PO Box 104
tel: 8395 2177
Sent: Friday, 8 December
Subject: Re: Caisson
I'd be OK
with a joint as long as the rebar cage has been designed to take the bending
and fully develope the bars on either side of the joint.
Wilson <wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
100ft tall light
poles are being erected on 4ft diameter caisson's at a local
university. The contractor has asked if he can place a cold joint down
about 4ft below the top of the caisson. This will facilitate
installation of the anchor bolts and templates as well as electrical
Is this generally acceptable and is it common?
The Engineer for the pole manufacturer designed the foundation, but they
have not been asked about the cold joint. Maybe that answer needs to
come from the owner's engineer, but they are electical and not qualified to
answer the question. So they in turn asked me but I know very little
about caissons and told them I would at least ask the appropriate
Thanks in advance for any advice on
Jim Wilson, PE
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