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REP 184 Foundation movement and remedial underpinning in low-rise buildings

Publication Year
1991

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Abstract

Underpinning may be defined as 'the process of providing new, permanent support beneath a structure without the need to remove it, often so as to increase the capacity of the structure'. Remedial underpinning is the 'process', applied to structures that, through some inadequacy in their support, have suffered damage and distortion. This report presents the findings of the review and discusses technical and non-technical issues that influence decisions on the need for, and manner of, remedial underpinning.


Author

Hunt, R. Dyer, R. H. and Driscoll, R.


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