Subject: code soil values vs. site specific values
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 10:41:58 -0700
I understand that if everyone on this list answered this question, I would
get response that varied from one end of the "spectrum" to the other.
So let me define my target audience: private consulting structural engineers
who typically work on low rise commercial projects.
Do you typically use code given soil profile types or do you do a detailed
site investigation involving geotechnical information?
Do some of you do both depending on the project?
Do some of you offer the different design methods to your clients based on a
cost / benefit analysis? If so, what is the typical response from them.
Thank you in advance to anyone who responds.