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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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2 Cables attached to the platforms and a pulling machine slowly roll the ship to an upright position helped by the weight of the caissons
Hafren claims the caissons could be built in Port Talbot, that the turbines could be assembled in Wales and Bristol, and the nine-year building project could result in 20,000 direct jobs.
The company will work for Fort Clarence-based Subsea 7 constructing support clamps for work on DONG Energy's SIRI Caisson Support Project in the North Sea.
Le poids de l'edifice repose sur 421 caissons de beton qui s'enfoncent jusqu'au till consolide ou jusqu'au socle.
Electrical and telephone lines wouldn't allow a crane to reach over the house, so caissons had to be constructed on site.
His experience ranged from test boring inspector to design of 100-foot deep and 150-foot diameter sinking caissons.
These were dug so that on our hillside location the caissons would not go rollin' along when the rains came.
The second is to a method for using prefabricated semicircular reinforced concrete caissons to construct offshore dikes or structures on soft soil.
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.
Later they could stay underwater for extended periods in caissons or diving suits, but only at the cost of having the air they breathed compressed to the pressure of the surrounding water.
Over hill, over dale, As we hit the dusty trail, And the caissons go rolling along.