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It (the UBC Method) is limited to 12 feet for the purpose of computing
lateral pressure. You can go deeper than 12 feet, but you just don't get the
benefit of additional lateral pressure, that's all.

Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
Laguna Niguel, CA

||-----Original Message-----
||From: David Hall [mailto:Dahl(--nospam--at)]
||Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 9:35 AM
||To: seaint(--nospam--at); lvtakp(--nospam--at)
||Subject: Re: AITC pole embedment design
||Chapter 18 of the Uniform Building Code specifys a methology
||for designing embedded poles, however this is limited to 12
||feet.  The United states Steel Sheet pile Design Manual gives
||another type of mythology for embedded poles.  Both methods
||are also addressed in ASSHTO's design manual for Sound walls.
||David A. Hall, S.E., P.E.
||Senior Structural Engineer
||David Evans and Associates, Inc.
||2828 SW Corbett Ave
||Portland, OR 97201
||Fax 503-223-2701
||E-Mail dahl(--nospam--at)
||>>> lvtakp(--nospam--at) 04/03/00 06:17AM >>>
||I have used AITC's pole type foundation procedure in
||the past but have recently switched jobs and don't
||have an AITC manual handy.  I don't plan on doing much
||(if any) timber construction design where I am now and
||don't really want to ask the company to buy another
||book at this time - but I need to do a pole type
||foundation.  Can I find this procedure somewhere else
||- or could someone please fax this to me?
||Ken Peoples, P.E.
||fax: 610-262-8188