The “shell and core” building concept involves the building owner or landlord planning and constructing the core, or inside, of a building surrounded by the exterior shell. This creates a blank canvas for a tenant to come in and outfit the space to fit their needs with flooring, equipment, furnishings and so forth.
It includes earthwork, trenching, wall shafts, tunneling and underground. Excavation has a number of important applications including exploration, environmental restoration, mining and construction.
- Building foundations
This is the artificial removal of water, both surface and sub-surface. Drainage is often a major element of civil engineering and construction projects and is necessary to avoid flooding and other damage.
In engineering, a foundation is the element of a structure which connects it to the ground, and transfers loads from the structure to the ground. Foundations are generally considered either shallow or deep.
- Earthfast or post in ground construction
- Stone foundations
- Rubble trench foundations
The bottom surface of a room, floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces modern technology.
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