Soils and foundations

Australia, 1952

Film
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This film studies the problem of building rigid brick and masonry houses on troublesome soils, such as clay soils, which swell and shrink due to seasonal wetting and drying. Soil identification gives the key to data on the physical properties and bearing capacity of various soils. These properties determine the correct foundation practice which will prevent cracking and disfiguration. The film is intended primarily for architects and engineers.

Credits

director

S.T. Evans

production company

CSIRO

Language

English

Duration

00:20:40:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28689

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Building - Safety measures

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Building, Brick

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Construction industry

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Soil structure

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Soils

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soils

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Architects and housing developers

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Housing - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Architects and housing developers

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Housing - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Building, Brick

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Housing - Australia

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Soil structure

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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