The HS-4210 digital, static cone penetrometer (DSCP), with its large, digital readout, makes testing and recording readings easy. The DSCP can be used to evaluate soil consistency by determining the soil's level of compaction and/or the bearing capacity.
Large, easy-to-read display
Multiple display units: lbs; tsf, or kg per cm2
Dual-rod design, which eliminates soil friction
Correlates to other soil tests
The DSCP is especially useful in evaluating shallow foundations and pavement subgrades where fine-grained and soft soils are being used. The DSCP can also be used to aid technicians in quickly selecting sites for testing, as well as correlating with other tests, based on local conditions, such as standard or modified Proctor, CBR or bearing capacity. The DSCP uses a dual-rod design, which eliminates the need to correct for soil friction on the rod as the cone is pushed through the material. Penetration resistance is read directly from the cone tip and registered on the digital display. The unit comes with a 30" starter rod and a 60° cone with a 1.5cm2 area.
Note: The use of static cone penetrometers should not replace laboratory testing of field analysis or be used to produce foundation design data.
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On 26th of August 2016, the opening ceremony of the third bridge of Bosporus - known as Yavus Sultan Selim Bridge- took place. The construction had been started in 2013 and the bridge supports four-lane motorway nd one railway line in each direction. It is located in Istanbul and it is a cable-stayed bridge. However, its size exceeds the typical dimensions of this type of bridge.
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Low cost repair option versus demolition and slab replacement
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The ME Construction News reports that Nakheel and RIU Hotels & Resorts announced that a new resort is scheduled to be constructed soon. It will be located in Dubai's Deira Islands, a group of artificial islands near Dubai. Its construction will commence this year and is expected to have been completed by the end of 2019.
Although concrete and steel are the most commonly used building materials, a structure made of wood and 53 m tall is being constructed, and is attracting the interest of most engineers. It is located in Vancouver and scheduled to house more than 400 students of University of British Columbia. Construction began in November 2015 and will be completed until 2017!