Q1. What are the three principal types of abutments
used for fixed bridges?
Q2. Other than the material used, what is the
difference between a timber pile bent and a steel
Q3. In general, what are the three essential elements
that are common to all foundations?
Q4. What type of pile is used to resist lateral loads?
Q5. What is the name of the breakwater that serves
a dual function as a wharfage structure?
Q6. Between a W12 x 50 structural steel shape and
an S12 x 50 shape, which one provides the
greater strength? Why?
Q7. Define wall-bearing construction.
Q8. In a preengineered metal building, what is the
primary purpose of the girts?