Title page for ETD etd-11172012-040323


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Lewis, Tadeusz W.
URN etd-11172012-040323
Title Segmented footing system evaluation
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Krebs, R. D. Committee Chair
Brandon, Thomas L. Committee Member
Clough, G. W. Committee Member
Keywords
  • regardless of footing size or the amount of antici
  • and pouring and curing concrete
  • placing reinforcement
  • Settlement of structuresFoundation construction fo
  • the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) h
Date of Defense 1987-10-05
Availability restricted
Abstract

Foundation construction for spread wall footings normally involves constructing formwork, placing reinforcement, and pouring and curing concrete, regardless of footing size or the amount of anticipated load. Recently, the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) has developed a complete foundation system called the Footer Block system. It was designed to reduce the costs of foundation construction for 1 and 2 story buildings. The footer black system consists of interlocking concrete blocks 10.2 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm (4 x 16 x 8 in). Because they are placed with no mortar, delays associated with the curing process or providing access for concrete are unnecessary.

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