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Soils and Foundations

Australia, (MIFF 1953, Scientific Films)

Director: S. T. Evans

Shows problem of building rigid brick and masonry houses on troublesome soils which swell and shrink due to seasonal wetting and drying. Soil identification gives the key to physical properties and bearing capacity of soils. These determine the correct foundation practice to prevent cracking and disfiguration. Intended primarily for architects and engineers.

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Evaporation Control

Australia, 1959
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