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Cost of shallow foundations

The cost of shallow foundations in Ireland and Finland risk inflating local building standards which produce bearing capacities nearly a third less than those derived from Eurocode 7 - which is now widely used in the UK. Full details can be found in the ICE's Geotechnical Engineering journal (vol 143 no 2). Contact Simon Fullalove (020) 8744 2028 or visit www. askmark. com

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