Structure Space frame of man-made Building foundations are the most common, but material of steel or concrete, can be dam, retaining wall, or tanks. The structure but can be timber. Small is relatively thin compared to its contents volume or volume of load contained within or by the

structure Pavement Processed natural materials of Rigid (Concrete) on sub-base structure medium volume Flexible (Asphalt and granular) Earth Mainly natural materials Cut and embankment slopes, reinforced soil structure (soil and rock) of significant structures, soil nails, dams and tunnels. Embankments

volume on weak ground (ground improvement or piled embankments)

• The soil foundation supports structures such as rigid concrete footings for a building or an embankment for a road. Techniques for fill loading are covered in the table below.