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> Hi Dennis,
> 
> I am still here and "lurking" on seaoc listserv. I am short on time to
> response or participate in most of threads. It's hard for me to go
> thru
> all email messages I got daily and keep my focus on the job.
> 
> There is one question I'd like to follow up on previous post by Shafat
> about the range of values of subgrade modulus, k. According to Bowles
> (3rd Edition), k varies from 200-500 kcf to 150-300 kcf for clayey
> medium sand to silty medium sand, respectfully. Can one safely use
> upperbound values for foundation design which is very sensitive to
> differential deflection.  Also, has anyone specs or use pre-loaded the
> foundation prior setting the equipment to control the diff.
> deflection?
> Any comments or suggestions would greatly appreciated.
> 
> John Nguyen, PE
> The Bentley Company
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	Dennis S. Wish [SMTP:wish(--nospam--at)cwia.com]
> > Sent:	Monday, March 09, 1998 7:01 PM
> > To:	Seaoc@Seaoc. Org
> > Subject:	Message to those Lurking in the shadows:>)
> > 
> > In a recent private discussion, I learned that there are some 6,000
> > subscribers to this list. I don't believe it!
> > This would mean that 6,000 people are receiving our twenty some
> daily
> > posts. Surely something in those posts must prompt a response. If
> > those in the shadows are not interested in the list, then are you
> > simply dumping our posts into the floating trashcan?????
> > 
> > Since I don't believe that there are 6,000 subscribers - I don't
> even
> > believe there are 600. I'm being generous at that - Are there really
> > more than 50 or 60??????? 
> > 
> > Let's do this. I challenge each of you who have not posted on this
> > list in the last two weeks to send me a private email to let me know
> > that you are alive and well and haven't fallen down waiting for
> help.
> > 
> > Send your SHORT note to me at wish(--nospam--at)cwia.com.  No solicitation for
> > money, please!  I spend too much time on this list to earn a decent
> > living.
> > 
> > Again, I would like to receive one post from each subscriber and I
> > promise to keep it anonomous - I'll even trash it after I receive
> it.
> > I just want to know how many of you are really out there. I'd love
> to
> > know why the majority of you don't participate since attending
> > physical meetings is no longer the excuse. However, I'll accept the
> > fact that you exist to be enough. Please include your name and
> > location so I can find out who we are reaching. If you want to
> > compliment me please do. If you want to flame me, send your post to
> my
> > trashcan(--nospam--at)aol.com.
> > 
> > P.S. Please don't expect a reply unless you include a hugh
> compliment
> > - then I only send form letters.
> > 
> > Sincerely,
> > Dennis S. Wish PE
> >