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Re: Pre-Engineered Metal Building Foundation - Ballpark Design

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This scheme of using "dummy plans" is somewhat common down here in LA.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 07:23:40 -0700 "Rodriguez, Marlou"
<mrodriguez(--nospam--at)BiggsCardosa.com> writes:
> Bill,
> 
> Some local agencies require a full design in order to get a permit.  
> With
> this requirement, we have designed a complete steel building (that 
> is never
> going to get built) keeping in mind how metal building are put 
> together.  We
> then specify a note on the drawings that an alternative building may 
> be used
> with a required design and performance spec.  For the foundation 
> footing
> loads, we specify the max load each footing can resist in a table 
> format.
> These loads will typically be more conservative than what the metal 
> building
> guys will give you.
> 
> When you get the shop drawings from the metal building designers, 
> you can
> back check the metal building loads with your loads that you have 
> specified
> on your foundation plan.
> 
> 
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> Biggs Cardosa Associates Inc.
> Structural Engineers
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> 
> Note:  The opinions that I write are my opinions and
> are not necessarily the opinions of BCA or projects
> associated with BCA.
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