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caisson

A casing or cylinder used to sink shafts into wet or unstable ground,or a watertight structure within which construction is conducted under water. Often used in bridge building;sometimes used in commercial construction.
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3 When upright, more caissons will be fixed to the side of the hull to stabilise it.
Le poids de l'edifice repose sur 421 caissons de beton qui s'enfoncent jusqu'au till consolide ou jusqu'au socle.
The second is the use of prefabricated semicircular reinforced concrete caissons to construct offshore structures or dikes on soft soil.
As a major portion of this contract, subcontractor Carr Concrete of Waverly, West Virginia, manufactured six (6) concrete caissons (10 ft.
A sculpted ceiling of glossy cherrywood caissons, suspended from the timber roof structure like some kind of geological formation, is calculated to enhance acoustic performance.
When the latter method is preferred (and it usually is), the caissons must be made of porous concrete.
Caissons were originally designed to carry artillery, but were later used to bring wounded and fallen soldiers off the battlefield.
Contract notice: Project owner assistance for procurement for the provision and maintenance of wagons and caissons for waste disposal marseille provence metropole.
Le directeur de l'environnement a egalement affirme qu'en prevision de la manifestation [beaucoup moins que]Constantine, capitale de la culture arabe 2015[beaucoup plus grand que], un vaste programme de collecte et de traitement des dechets menagers sera lance, avec comme priorite l'installation de 350 caissons compacteurs enterreset qui remplaceront les vieux bacs a ordures.
Concrete Precast Group won its award for a series of precast concrete caissons that were custom-built to stabilize sensitive military equipment 60 feet deep in the Pacific Ocean.
Other products include inspection tools to photograph and map corrosion in risers and caissons, monitoring equipment designed specifically to cope with sand erosion and three new integrity software applications.
The company, part of the Wilton Group, is nearing completion on the project to supply two rig caissons complete with an array of subsea pipework and structures for the Dunbar and Alwyn Platforms in the North Sea.