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Foundations and retaining walls

  • Derek Seward
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Abstract

Foundations are an essential part of any building. Their purpose is to spread out concentrated structural loads from walls and columns onto the generally softer materials that form the surface of the earth’s crust.

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© Derek W. Seward 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek Seward
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  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of LancasterUK

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