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Actually, similar provisions were provided by the Geotechs in the 70's for
the homes built at Foster City, CA, over a fill area.  Similar provisions
are used at Redwood Shores, a few miles south.  

At Foster City, the weight of the building itself was also limited.  The
criteria was that the slab on grade had to span so many feet or at the
perimeter, to support a cantilevered section.

Neil Moore, S.E.

>A new twist in the equation is now the geologists have entered the equation
>require the foundation to with stand  a six inch drop in the soil with in a
>foot dia circle placed any where in the building envelope.