Subject: Re: increase in foundation bearing pressure.
From: Syed A Masroor <smasroor(--nospam--at)gem.net.pk>
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 19:56:45 +0500
I always thought that this one-third increase is an old-code equivalent
of 0.75 (1.4D+1.7L+1.7W) thing and has nothing to do with the soil. The
geotechnical engineer writes "net allowable bearing pressure" and as
long as he is not giving an ultimate value (perhaps with a reduction
factor like phi=0.85), I shall keep using the 1/3rd provisions.