Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Engineering aspect of the Zinc apartments

'A notable aspect of the six level structure is the diaphragm walls employed in the three level basement which are believed to be the deepest used to date on a Port Melbourne project.
Relatively new to Melbourne constuction sites of this size, diaphragm walls give lateral support by providing a reaction to horizontal forces from earth and water pressures on sites where excavation descends below the water table' [source Buxton construction insite Edition 1 2010, p4]

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