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The neighbouring building is virtually huged to the plot where the proposed
building is to be built. The basement wall would join and run parallel
touching the foundation of the adjacent building, as it is a commercial
plot.
No experience with digging in the soil in this area and no soil data.

Regards,
Wajahat

On 10 April 2013 07:46, Lloyd Pack <lloyd(--nospam--at)advantage-engineers.com> wrote:

> Hello Wajahat,
> 
> Steel columns might work beautifully, if they are sized
> correctly.  You could use concrete piers, too.
> 
> Shotcrete usually isn't used with forms like "poured" or
> placed concrete is.  Shotcrete is shot out of a hose against
> the wall.
> 
> How close is the neighboring  building? 1 meter? 10 cm?
> Do you have room for the retaining wall footing?  Do you
> have experience with digging in the soil in this area?  Will
> the soil "stand" on it's own when a trench is cut into it? Or
> does it slump into the trench?
> 
> Thank you,
> Lloyd Pack, P.E.
> Advantage Consulting Engineers
> www.advantage-engineers.com
> 

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