Monday, February 26, 2007

BRUNEI | Construction's Rock ...

... a typical scene from a construction's site .... the big blue twin towers at the background are normal for a large construction's site ....

... where as the large rock boulder at the foreground .... eermmmm... it is not even a rock actually ... it's a large lump of hard soil ... being compressed under intense pressure for a very long period of time ....

... during our Geology period ... we have to "scrutinise" each rock .. use a magnifying glass... check every detail of material particle contained within the rock .... the purpose was that, so that we know what type of soil/ground that project will gonna be sited.... hence we can design an appropriate foundation for it ....

... Thus ... Engineers' work are mostly buried underground .....

2 comments:

JG said...

Actually... thats already considered a rock... one may pass it off as compressed soil... but thats how sedimentary rocks are formed... they get compressed, compacted and eventually it'll harden... a lil bit of geology for the soul :p

G-`FerRo said...

... wow!... this is what interest me ... now .... not only people comments on my photos ... but also my write-ups ... I like!

.. n at least now we know.. some people do really learn something from school/uni ... ;)

.. but for me ... the one in the photo is still not a rock .... it is still a hardened soil ...

... Erosion, transportation and sedimentation...... rearrange the original minerals into new types of sedimentary soil..... and rock.

Accumulating layer upon layer ... n moved by tectonic plates.... sediments become reheated n compressed...... thereby changing their structure..... ;)