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utilidor

(juːˈtɪlɪˌdɔː)
n
(Building) Canadian an enclosed and insulated conduit for sewage and other utilities placed above the level of permafrost
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It provides reliable data collection and connectivity to remotely monitor and control the environments in critical applications, such as public safety, railway, ITS, underground "utilidors," airport runway monitoring.
Within those urban locales, studies have shown that people living homeless engage in innovative strategies, such as constructing makeshift tents, camps, and sleeping in warm stairwells or utilidors (insulated aboveground water and sewage lines) to find warmth and shelter (Tester, 2006; Westfall, 2010; Christensen, 2017).
Most projects in the past two decades have focused on replacing failing utilidors, or walk-through shafts, and the older direct-bury piping, which is simply pipe buried in the ground and not enclosed in a shaft, like a utilidor.
Utilidors are smaller tunnels typically large enough for only the utility piping.
This is the story of how Disney drew on the experience of his Californian Disneyland to devise a community, never realized, in which every aspect of life including language was controlled and designed; in which splendid neologisms such as 'edutainment', 'utilidors' (underground service passages), 'wienies' (principal local attractions) and 'plussing' (making thin gs work better) were coined; and where futuristic PeopleMovers were to whizz visitors around radially planned sites with exemplary safety and efficiency.
* Would it be better to install pipelines in utilidors or directly in the ground?
In 2013 STG acquired the eleven-year-old Terra Foundations, the specialty pile foundation installation company that focuses on building foundations for rural Alaskan bridges, schools, utilidors, and remote structures in the Alaskan wilderness.
The town pioneere d innovative ways of dealing with construction on permafrost, such as an aboveground water/sewage system (with insulated conduits called "utilidors") and the use of pilings as structural foundations.
This led to the establishment of "utilidors", which are above-ground enclosed and heated structures.
This latter study reported the use of artificial secondary dens (e.g., culverts, utilidors, and crawl spaces), as well as the temporary use of dumpsters by fox families.
"That is how the shops were heated in the past and the utilidors are still in place.