What are the most likely goals and objectives of excavation?
Goals - Purpose of an action.
Objectives- how you are going to do it.
With that said, what are the goals and objectives of site excavation. In other words why do we dig a hole in the ground and how is that done when building a structure ?
Question answered by username_hidden
Your question is far too vague. I can think of lots of very different reasons for excavation prior to or during construction.
Excavation of geological test pits - to test the stability and make up of the ground
Excavation of foundations - to provide a base for structures
Excavation of borrow pits - to extract material for construction
Excavation of service trenches - to bury pipes, cables drains etc
Excavation of drainage ditches and sumps - to control water flow and make a site dry enough to work on.
Excavation of cuttings - to reduce the gradient on roads, railways, canals etc.
Try asking the question again and be a bit more specific about what you need to know.
When making a foundation, say for a house or driveway, is excavation or trenching needed?
I am typing up a report and was wondering if, when a person does a foundation of a house or garage, excavation or trenching is needed? Thanks for your help!!!
I meant driveway lol not garage, although I guess its no different.
Question answered by chopsaw
For a foundation....you need a footing and foundation and rebar which is bars of steel. The footing will be at least 6" thick for one story houses and 8'' with a 2 story house....same with the foundation walls........6'' thick when it's a one story.....24'' high......when it's a two story they have to be 8" thick min. with lots of rebar.........code here is #4 bar 16" on center both directions and hooked in the footing.....for driveways a min. thickness of 4 " is required....but if you have a lot of heavy rigs coming in and out I would have a min of 5'' of concrete...........If your making a report I would talk about water drainage around the perimeter of the building also, that includes "weep'' pipe and gravel all the way around to the low spot of your property........also if you can.....locate a foundation on the property so that the dirt slopes away from the building on all 4 sides............hope it helps good luck One more thing.....footing size should be 16'' wide min. and at least 18'' into the soil.......or down to solid ground. But the depth also has to do with frost levels in your region....how cold does it get and how deep does it penetrate.....we have a min 18'' rule here.......12'' would be ok....but not good. Is excavation needed.....Yes........unless you are really good with a shovel:)
What's the difference between excavation and concrete/foundation?
This is for a technological design course, and to me, they seem like pretty much the same thing. Does "concrete" refer to the beams of concrete in the building or the concrete filling inside the excavation? (And doesn't the second case mean it's the same thing as excavation? >< )
Thanks in advance to those who answer~ x
Question answered by ahmad
Believe me they are as different as a seed and a pot.
- Excavation means digging out the land/soil to LAY out the foundations of a building. Its the first step of building construction.
- Concrete is simply a construction material. Concrete Foundation means that the foundation of the building (you can call them the building's feet) is made up of concrete & steel combination
What archaeological site would be good for my assignment on the excavation of it?
And not the site itself, if you know what I mean.
I've tried to find information on significant archaeological sites which centre around the way the site was excavated & not the site itself. I've tried so many archaeological sites, but I can't find much information on how they were excavated - which is what my assignment particularly asks for.
Do you know any good websites that have information on the EXCAVATION of a famous archaeological site? Or do you know any good archaeological sites which were famous for their excavation?
Thank you insanely in advance.
Question answered by :)
If I remember correctly, we're both in Year 11 and in Queensland, right? Because that sounds like an assignment I actually completed last term. I don't know if this will be helpful or not, but I'll tell you what I based mine on and maybe it will help you think of other ideas;
I focused my essay on Tollund Man, in Denmark. While my assignment did discuss that actual excavation, I also talked about how his discovery was significant in the fact that it led to the advances in modern scientific archaeological methods. It was actually quite interesting because he wasn't the only bog body found in that particular area; Elling Woman was another. Although, researching her to tie it into my assignment was a bit of a pain.
The only other thing I thought about when reading this, was Otzi, the iceman. There's been some really interesting documentaries done on him and they talk about the excavation *and* dating methods and techniques.
Sorry if I just went completely off topic and led you in the wrong direction, but sometimes I find ideas can stem off that way. : ) Good luck with your assignment!
What is that HUGE excavation in front of the POEA Bldg in Ortigas?
To those familiar in the area, especially those riding the MRT along EDSA, have you noticed that huge excavation in front of the POEA Bldg? What is it for? It seems that the hole has always been there, anyone who knows who dug it and why?
Question answered by
your dad is a huge excavation in front of the POEA Bldg in Ortigas, dont know if its related to your question, could just be coincidence. Why do you want to know? I think you should go get off your computer and ask. Never hurt to be nosey.
Your mom wears pants.
What actions does the contractor typically perform at a site before excavation proceeds ?
What actions does the contractor typically perform at a site before excavation proceeds ?
please explain shortly and concise. thanks.
Question answered by RWhycome
The contractor may need to have the site surveyed to locate the excavation so that the eventual structure is within required setbacks from the property lines. The contractor is responsible for having the utilities located before digging so that no utilities are damaged such as gas lines or water mains. Depending on area, the contractor may need to arrange for soil testing to verify the suitability of the site. The contractor may be required to obtain a permit and have the site inspected before the excavation.
What is the rate of excavation of trench cutter for diaphragm or slurry wall construction?
What is the rate of excavation of a trench cutter for diaphragm or slurry wall construction in soft soil and hard soil?
Question answered by handsome
The estimated excavation rate in a soft soil varies between 1.5m^3 per hour to 2.5m^3 per hour, while for hard soil that really depends on type of hard soil , is it sedimentary rocks , granite or just compacted sand , if it is compacted sand then the rate around 0.5m^3 per hour, if it is rocky area then you require rock breaker
Where is the new excavation going on in Jerusalem?
I don't remember all of the details I just remember that the Arabs are angry about it for some reason. Where is the excavation taking place and can I visit the site / are there tours?
@Gator: Can you tell me where it is going on?
@Buzz: If you are not going to answer my question then don't write anything.
Question answered by Gator
Arabs are always angry, no matter what the cause. The previous excavation were close to Temple mount, but far enough from vicinity to cause any destruction of Muslims religious site. Israeli Archeological department is world renowned, and usually never undermines religious controversy.
Can't say the same about preservation of archeological items done by Pals. In their mind anything that is non-Muslim is therefore anti-Muslim...
What is the ground like in Utah, about to do some excavation??????
About to do some excavation in Utah will be digging a 16x56 hole with excavator 8 feet deep that has to be on grade im only use to ground in Virginia.. so is the ground near Salt Lake City Utah hard? or is it sandy? i've heard both
Question answered by Chas
Better bring some dynamite if you have kaliche deposits, which you probably will. Otherwise sand, rocks and gravel and not much different from the neighboring states. But the kaliche, a native clay, is like granite when it's dry.
How do I calculate residential excavation dimensions and cost?
Hello, I am trying to figure out how to come up with the needed dimensions and cost for a remodeling project. I plan on putting a 40x60 2 or 3 story addition with a full 9' or 10' basement.
My existing home is a full basement with 8 foot ceilings. I plan to build right next to existing foundation.
How can I figure out how much dirt will need to be removed for these specs and how can I figure out how much the excavation will cost?
Question answered by o_r_y_g_u_n
If I understand your question.......THATS A BIG HOLE YOUR MAKING......
the foot print will be 40X60 (outside demetions) and lets say 9' deep.. so you calc..
(40x60x9) / 27= 800 cubic yards of dirt.
BUT !!! You will need to make the hole bigger than that to give workers room to form the walls....
so lets say you give them 5' working room on 3 sides........
that would mean (50x65x9) / 27 =1083 yards to move but only 800 to haul off...
You will need to bid this with your local folks...