Hiesatai: Good to see news from my home state. . . Even if it does further the stereotype that Louisiana is a giant swamp
baronvonzipper: Hiesatai: Good to see news from my home state. . . Even if it does further the stereotype that Louisiana is a giant swampAre you saying it's not? Why is there a bridge all the way across it?
gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"
chuckufarlie: they should get lots of visitors to see the building sinking in the swamp and to see the stupid people who thought that this was a good idea.
Dinjiin: I'm curious if they used a floating foundation, a pile foundation or tried to excavate down to bedrock and then backfill. If the answer was none of the above, was the fault with the geo-technical engineering report or with the architectural firm?
JackieRabbit: Aegis is in trouble, especially if they took the soil samples.
stonicus: [img.youtube.com image 480x360]*shoots engineer in the head*Tear it down. Rebuild it like she said.
FriarReb98: gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"That would in fact be my cell phone text notification sound.
Mose: *sigh* Listen, Alice...
Crewmannumber6: FriarReb98: gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"That would in fact be my cell phone text notification sound.How do I get one of those?So when I do get a message I can do it in my own..........my own..........
bucket_pup: In Washington state, you have to put the equivalent weight of the building (in dirt) on top of the area you plan to build. You then let this sit for one year, scrape, and then start building. I could not for the life of me figure out why so many opened areas had these perfect 1, 2, 5, etc... feet of dirt piled on them until someone told me.//Very smart idea
PainfulItching: Dinjiin: I'm curious if they used a floating foundation, a pile foundation or tried to excavate down to bedrock and then backfill. If the answer was none of the above, was the fault with the geo-technical engineering report or with the architectural firm?There is no bedrock. Okay maybe there is, but it's a hundred feet down in places. Most of south Louisiana, where I'm from, BTW, is built up silt from the Mississippi and other waterways. In fact if the Mississippi river was allowed to follow it's natural course (without levees), it would probably end up exiting the state right about where Morgan City is.New Orleans as a port is the reason they built the levees to begin with. That and it would naturally flood the whole area every couple years. Without the silt buildup that the river would naturally provide, the whole area is sinking. It's a constant battle down here. some estimates are that we lose the area of a square mile every day down there. If an invading army was taking that much land, we'd be in a total war against it.
beta_plus: Yeah, an excuse for a "huge tracts of land" thread!/at work, can't post
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