WorldWide Drilling Resource

8 JUNE 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® environmental and cost liabilities, while highlighting potential remedial options or manage- ment considerations. A Plate Bearing Test (or Plate Loading Test) follows as an in situ field test used to find the ultimate bearing capacity of rocks and soils and predict the settlement beneath an imposed load. This information is helpful for the selection and design of foundations, as well as the capacity for supporting temporary pads for crane outriggers or piling rigs during construction. Surface physical evidence of where coal mines exist is rare, so it is essential for property developers, project managers, construction firms, local authorities, house buyers, and real estate agents to get geotechnical advice on a site’s physical prop- erties and risks. Without a CMRA, there is often no way of knowing whether the proposed development site lies within a coal mining area which may contain unrecorded coal mining related hazards. Fortunately, the Coal Authority has an interactive map viewer to see if the site is at risk and whether it will need an assessment completed by an experienced geotechnical team. Geotechnical cont’d from page 7. Time for a Little Fun! May Puzzle Solution: CENTRIFUGAL DEWATERING DIAPHRAGM RECIPROCATING SUBMERSIBLE Find two common, related, five-letter words hidden in each set of letters. Do not change the order of any letter. Win a prize! Send completed puzzle to: WWDR PO Box 660 Bonifay, FL 32425 fax: 850-547-0329 or e-mail: HOBURGSGEY _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ BLSEOVEODR _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ TOBRASEATD _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ GBRORIODME _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _