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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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LivaNova has been an investor in Caisson since 2012 and has agreed to pay up to USD 72m, net of USD 6m of debt forgiveness, to acquire the remaining 51% of the company.
Heparosan conjugation has been developed by Caisson and Presidential Professor Dr.
Mimoun Ayoub, director, global peptides, lipids, carbohydrates and injectables platforms, CordenPharma, said, "We are delighted that Caisson Biotech has selected CordenPharma to serve as a manufacturer and supplier of HEPtune-related materials.
Internals of the platform caisson legs were left uncoated and filled with biocide-treated water and protected using suspended sacrificial anodes.
Due to that the caisson is rigid and impermeable, the caisson built on rubble mound is applied by the hydrostatic water pressure not only on the two lateral sides, but also on the bottom.
The camera component was lowered down the chimney/ caisson and into the pipe and the inspection process was initiated.
Everybody would have been happy to see this,'' Cameron's niece, Gretchen Moore of Paramount, said of the ceremony that included a flyover, 21-gun salute and horse-drawn caisson burial.
Brandenburg's part of the job was finished by the start of April 2005, but even before that, end caisson drillers were working on one side of the property while the demolition company finished on the other.
The stratigraphy underlying the Legislative Building was documented in logs from eight test holes sunk in 1912 and 1913 (AM, GR 3085 G8106, Item 176), logs acquired during caisson excavation (AM, GR 3085 G8100, Item 6, AM, GR 3085 G8107, Item 549) and logs acquired during later examination of selected caissons (AM, GR 3085 G8105, Item 121, AM, GR 3085 G8105, Item 122, AM, GR 3085 G8106, Item 196, AM, GR 1609 G8014, File 3 Item 2).
To safeguard the drill rig and its driver, the machine was tethered to a home caisson with a 1-inch steel cable.
and wrought a little iron caisson with the top down.