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1Building Technologycajón hidráulico masculine
- These floats transported the great floating concrete caissons which formed the sea walls of the Mulberry Harbours.
- He sailed to the raid in HMS Campbeltown and landed by jumping over the ship's bow onto the caisson to conduct demolition work ashore.
- The port consisted of a series of caissons forming the outside wall, with various pontoons and jetties inside, mainly following the design of a bailey bridge (big meccano).
- A massive 7,000-tonne concrete caisson has replaced the temporary steel coffer dam, and three cranes - one of ten tonnes, two of 25 tonnes - were transported across Five Basin to Nine Dock by floating crane.
- Constructed of various concrete caissons and pontoons, the Mulberrys were the innovation that made the Normandy campaign following the D-Day landings possible.
- The seal course at the bottom of the caissons is 8 m thick and required about 6,000 m³ of underwater concrete.
- Rebar cages for the caissons were assembled remotely, moved on-site, and lowered into the hole at night; the hole was filled with concrete, leaving a cold joint at the top of the apron.
- These were noticed first among men in new industrial applications: tunnelling below water and working in caissons.
- It's a combined highway and transit construction project and requires drilling foundation caissons in areas with underground utilities.
- The caisson has been constructed inside a ‘cofferdam’ - a box-like structure built of pilings and a concrete floor.
- The buttresses rise from caisson caps, each covering six concrete caissons.
- The 25-m - long x 10-m-wide caissons travelled on pontoons before being sunk into place.
- The caissons were huge hollow reinforced concrete blocks that were floated across the channel and then sunk when in position.
- Some 30 million ft of lumber and 1 million steel reinforcing rods supported the original Wacker Drive, with about 600 caissons excavated to an average of 95 ft.
- Concrete grade beams spanning between the caissons were used to accommodate external envelope conditions and elevator pits.
- The housing consists of prefabricated concrete caissons which are inset in the lagoon floor and contain service tunnels and machinery.
2.1(ammunition chest)cajón de municiones masculine
- Graves were everywhere; dead soldiers and horses lay unburied; and destroyed wagons and caissons littered the area.
- It was impossible to resist the line of World War I toys - including doughboys with fixed bayonets and artillery attached to caissons that were pulled by teams of horses.
- It has also been speculated that the use of the color purple was adopted because of the use of purple heart wood from Brazil to make caissons for the artillery.
- We saw the bronze of a Civil War general on horseback, soldiers hanging onto an artillery caisson clattering to his side.
- While most of the army's accomplished horsemen served in the Cavalry, the Field Artillery used horses to draw its caissons, and officers needed to learn to ride adroitly.