SPECIFIC COST OF FOUNDATIONS IN RELATION TO THE NUMBER OF STORIES OF THE BUILDINGS AND THE HAULING DISTANCE OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

In this study, existing standard plans of agricultural dwellings (single-story residential two-apartment house, 3-story 24-apartment house, and 4-story 32-apartment house) were selected in which one running meter of bearing walls corresponded to about the same area of the building foundation. The cost of foundations were determined on the basis of estimates and its proportion relative to the total cost of the building are tabulated. The data show that with an increase in the number of stories the specific cost of the foundation for nonheaving and heaving soils drops. Thus for nonheaving soils the proportion of the costs of foundations varies by a factor of 2.2, and for heaving soils by a factor of 2.5. The effect of the hauling distance of materials and articles is discussed, and the change in cost of hauling by truck over roads with the simplest covering for four types of foundations of single story buildings with a base depth of 0.5 m and height of 0.5 m are illustrated. The cost of hauling materials a distance from 10 to 200 km increased 4-6 times. The cost relations of the four types of foundations are not constant, and some types of foundations become relatively cheaper and others more expensive with an increase of distance. Concrete spot footings with reinforced concrete girders which at a hauling distance of 10 km were more expensive, became relatively the cheapest after 160 km.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Translated from Osnovaniya, Fundamenty i Mekhanika Gruntov, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp 22-23, July-August 1964.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Consultants Bureau

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    New York, NY  USA  10011
  • Authors:
    • Gendel, E M
    • Shevelen, A P
  • Publication Date: 1964-8

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  • Accession Number: 00083781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM