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A concrete support for a wall, chimney, or pillar, usually wider than the structure being supported and intended to distribute the weight evenly over a larger surface area. Local building codes will specify minimum footing size for various buildings, although the better practice is to employ a structural engineer to determine the proper size, which may be in excess of the minimums.

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The footings were built from Reigate stone between 1246 and1250, during the reign of Henry III, and back-filled with charnel material comprising mostly of femurs and skulls from earlier burials.
The new Ditch Witch[R] SK850 footings machine is comprised of a basic SK850 skid-steer loader equipped with a special digging attachment that bolts directly to the SK's frame.
The City of Miami Gardens is requesting sealed bids from a qualified professional(s) for the design, fabrication and installation of individual character signage and design for footings, fabrication and installation of monument signage for the City Hall Municipal Complex.
A spate of positive external and internal assessments in late October upheld the growing and widespread belief that the economy is grounded on solid footings and is likely to be in the throes of becoming a Tiger economy in the current decade.
Mr Rattray said the primary reason for the failure was the lack of anchorage into the footings.
Mr Rattray said that in his view the primary reason for the failure was the lack of anchorage into the footings.
Rehoboth to custom manufacture the at-grade precast ballasted footings for their solar arrays.
RENE DOUGLAS, the US jockey paralysed in a fall at Arlington Park in Chicago last year, was set to begin legal proceedings yesterday against the racetrack and three other parties including Polytrack manufacturers Martin Collins Surfaces and Footings, writes Jon Lees.
In the upper River East Allen, the footings of Allen Mill Bridge, near Allendale, had prevented many of the fish from swimming upstream.
ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- President Asif Ali Zardari has said we are tackling the colossal challenge of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on war footings He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of elected representatives from Swabi (NWFP) called on President Asif Ali Zardari here Monday at the Aiwan-e-Sadr and discussed matters pertaining to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The footings resting on sandy soil if confined below the base of the footing resists the lateral displacement of soil underneath the footing leading to a significant decrease in the vertical settlement and hence improving the bearing capacity.
The analysis of the first response of the bridge vaults to the effect of forced deformation--angular rotation, subsidence, shift of the bridge pier in the footing bottom--has proved the extreme gravity of this effect, which, in case of insufficient securing of the bridge piers footings, represents a real threat to Charles Bridge.