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Title: Sub-structure
Authors: Van Wyk, L
Keywords: Sub structure buildings
South Africa
Green buildings
Construction activities
Green building handbook South Africa
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Alive2green Publishers
Citation: Van Wyk, L. 2010. Sub-structure. Green Building Handbook South Africa: the essential guide, Alive2green, Volume. 2, pp 172-184
Series/Report no.: Workflow;6023
Abstract: Sub-structure generally refers to those components of the building that are constructed below ground, although there are circumstances when sub-structure can also include components above ground such as supporting columns on steeply sloping ground. Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings (Emmit and Gorse 2005:37) defines the foundation of a building as “that part of walls, piers and columns in direct contact with, and transmitting loads to, the ground.” For purposes of this chapter sub-structure includes only those components constructed below ground.
Description: Copyright: 2010 Alive2green.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4966
ISBN: 978-0620-5424-03
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