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appears the soil type should be S p.


Nicholas Blackburn wrote:

> Typically the project geotechnical engineer is responsible for determining
> the soil profile type.  The UBC states that in the event that no soils
> report is available (yet) that the engineer should use type Sd (1997 UBC).
> I would expect a soils report for your size project and would review the
> report to see if the soil type is indicated.  If not ask the geotech for
> clarification.
>
> Nick Blackburn, PE
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dir: David Carolan [mailto:david_carolan(--nospam--at)ttw.net.au]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 11:04 PM
> > To:   seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject:      SOIL PROFILE TYPE FOR STRUCTURE OVER WATER
> >
> >
> >
> > I've got a 5 level reinforced concrete building with a single basement
> > supported on piles over seawater in a harbour. The basement floor level is
> > about 2 metres below the 1 in 100 year high tide level. The depth to the
> > seabed is about 10 metres, then about 15 metres of loose sands & soft
> > clays, then bedrock.
> >
> > The lateral load resisting system is rc walls to basement level and raking
> > driven steel piles to bedrock.
> >
> > Any thoughts on the establishing the appropriate soil profile type factor
> > to UBC (& basic structural system type)?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > David Carolan
> >
> > Email : david(--nospam--at)taylortw.com.au
> >
>