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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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As a respected healthcare leader, Novo Nordisk has been an ideal partner and provides the infrastructure and expertise necessary to develop these much-needed therapeutic products," said Thomas Harlan, CEO of Caisson.
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.
The caisson was designed to be used as an underground car park but it was quickly closed, as flooding could not be prevented.
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Roberge's flag-draped casket from City Hall to a horse-drawn caisson yesterday.
Under the northeast corner of the building, a caisson intersected up to 3 m of indurated till, but continued excavation never encountered bedrock (AM, GR 3085 G8105, Item 125).
The use of caisson or concrete segments is not new.
Most of the patients were involved with caisson work and stone-cutting occupations in which the dust is prevalent.
The rings are made with four 5/8-inch rods embedded in the walls and four equidistant holes to accept the rods from the caisson immediately below.
Many divers and caisson workers experienced identical problems adjusting to pressure changes as they descended to conduct undersea work.
SECU members via the SECU Foundation are pleased to provide funding for the purchase of new service units to be used by the North Carolina Troopers Association/North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCTA/NCSHP) Caisson Unit.