AERIAL INFRARED LOCATES SOLID GROUND OVER MINE

INFRARED AERIAL PHOTOS AND GROUND CONTROL PERMIT THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SCHOOL BUILDING IN STRIP-MINED SITE. PRELIMINARY SOIL TEST BORINGS REVEALED A SOFT, BACKFILLED STRIP MINE WHERE THE BUILDING WAS TO HAVE BEEN LOCATED. THE PHOTOS PINPOINTED UNDISTURBED ISLANDS AND PENINSULAS OF VIRGIN SOILS. THESE SOILS WERE FIELD AND LABORATORY TESTED AND FOUND TO HAVE ADEQUATE STRENGTH TO SUPPORT THE BUILDING ON CONVENTIONAL SPREAD FOOTINGS. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE TO THE OWNER AND ARCHITECT BY THE SOIL ENGINEER TO RELOCATE THE PROPOSED BUILDING INTO THE AREAS THAT CONTAINED VIRGIN UNDIRTURBED SOIL. DURING CONSTRUCTION THE SUBSURFACE CONDITIONS CONFORMED ALMOST PRECISELY TO WHAT HAD BEEN PREDICTED. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Beaver, R
    • Wood, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Accession Number: 00203076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM