Global Patent Index - EP 1348812 A1

EP 1348812 A1 20031001 - Building methods and apparatus

Title (en)

Building methods and apparatus

Title (de)

Baumethoden und Einrichtung

Title (fr)

Méthodes et dispositif de construction


EP 1348812 A1 20031001 (EN)


EP 02076194 A 20020327


EP 02076194 A 20020327

Abstract (en)

A method is disclosed of constructing a chamber 10, such as a cellar, which is at least partially sunken into the ground without the prior excavation of a hole. The method includes: a) forming one or more ground anchors below the intended location in the ground of the chamber, b) providing above the intended location in the ground of the chamber, a prefabricated and substantially hollow lateral wall structure; c) forcing said wall structure down into said ground towards its intended location using the one or more ground anchors; and d) excavating spoil from within a sunken portion of said wall structure so as to clear therein a space. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

E02D 15/08; E02D 23/08

IPC 8 full level

E02D 15/08 (2006.01); E02D 23/08 (2006.01); E04B 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

E02D 15/08 (2013.01); E02D 23/08 (2013.01); E04B 1/0015 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 1348812 A1 20031001

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 02076194 A 20020327