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The foundation in which a cantilever beam is provided to join two footings, is known as

[A]. strip footing
[B]. strap footing
[C]. combined footing
[D]. raft footing
[E]. none of these.

Answer: Option B


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Abera said: (Nov 8, 2013)  
What is foundation?

Nasir Hussain said: (Dec 16, 2013)  
A foundation is a non-governmental entity that is established as a nonprofit corporation or a charitable trust, with a principal purpose of making grants to unrelated organizations, institutions, or individuals for scientific, educational, cultural, religious, or other charitable purposes. This broad definition encompasses two foundation types: private foundations and grantmaking public charities.

A private foundation derives its money from a family, an individual, or a corporation. An example of a private foundation is the Ford Foundation.

In contrast, a grantmaking public charity (sometimes referred to as a "public foundation") derives its support from diverse sources, which may include foundations, individuals, and government agencies. An example of a grantmaking public charity is the Ms. Foundation for Women. Most community foundations are also grantmaking public charities.

Kavya said: (Mar 6, 2014)  
For every structure or construction basically we need foundation.

It is a substructure i.e; it lies below the ground level.

Foundation can transfer the superstructure loads to the ground.

Pranavi said: (Mar 6, 2014)  
Strip or Isolated : for each column, one foundation(i.e; 1 - 1).
Combined : for two or more columns, one foundation(>=2-1).
Raft or Mat : for two or more columns, one foundation(>=2-1).
Strap : between two footings one beam is provided.

Difference b/w combined and raft is:

If the area of excavated soil >= 50% of total area of construction site,
Then go for "RAFT" footing else combined footing.

Engr. Saiful said: (Apr 28, 2014)  
The foundation in which a cantilever beam is provided to join two footings, is known strap footing.

Because strap foundation is between two footing one beam is provided.

Anand said: (May 2, 2014)  
When two isolated footings are combined by a beam with a view to sharing the loads of both the columns by the footings, the footing is known as Strap footing?

These footings are required if the loads are heavy on columns and the areas of foundation are not overlapping with each other.

Jitender Singh said: (Aug 8, 2014)  
Strap : between two footings one beam is provided.
Foundation can transfer the superstructure loads to the ground.

Vicky said: (Aug 30, 2014)  
Difference between strip and strap footing ?

Kash said: (Nov 6, 2014)  
How does strap footing look like is it the only footing that can be used to bear or carry the load of a cantilever?

Tigab said: (Jan 11, 2015)  
Why strip footings?

Mohammad Zreika said: (Mar 6, 2015)  
I am doing a take off on a residential building, I have measured the E, I beams and now moving onto the slab. Are the I beams generally above ground so I do not have to allow for this concrete again? Please advise.

Lambodar Rana said: (Apr 15, 2015)  
Strap : Between two footings one beam is provided in to strap.

Amir Khan said: (May 23, 2015)  
A foundation is the structure or building that transfer the load below the earth surface.

Er. Quaiser Alam said: (Aug 23, 2016)  
A foundation is the bottom most part which transfers the load of the super structure to subsoil.

Ankush said: (Jan 12, 2017)  
Strip footing is also known as continuous footing.

Protin Rabha said: (Feb 16, 2017)  
The beam which is connected to the two isolated footing in between for sharing the maximum load coming from one column and distributing that load between two isolated footing is known as strap footing.

Inzimam Aali said: (Oct 7, 2017)  
Difference between the raft and mat foundation.

Akki said: (Feb 10, 2018)  
What is called the bottom portion of a Foundations?

Punnu said: (Dec 8, 2018)  
The portion which below the plinth level is known as sub structure.

Yani said: (Jan 7, 2019)  

It is called as footing.

Imam Bux said: (Jul 16, 2020)  
When excavated area for isolated and combined footing is is greater than 50% of construction area of building than what type of footing to be used. Anyone please tell me.

Moutrisha SR said: (Sep 8, 2020)  
Thanks @Pranavi.

Khan said: (Sep 8, 2021)  
What is cantilever beam?

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