Authors: Luke Allen, Andrew Charleson, Svetlana Brzev, and Charles Scawthorn
This online Glossary explains around 400 terms contained in the GEM Building Taxonomy v 2.0 and nearly 700 images.
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The foundations are less than 1m deep below grade, and they have no lateral capacity. Foundations with no lateral capacity include piles without lateral bracing support.
An example of a timber pile shallow foundation with no lateral capacity.