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RE: Earthwork specifications and the Geotechnical Engineer

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Gilligan [mailto:MarkKGilligan(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 12:06 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Earthwork specifications and the Geotechnical Engineer
> A common attitude seems to be that everything has been said in their
> Geotechnical report and the contractor should follow their
> report.  This is
> at odds with the fact that Geotechnical reports are typically
> provided only
> for reference but are not made a part of the contract documents.

FWIW, and I can't say how this shakes out legally, but I typically include a
note on my foundation plan, specifically referencing the soil report by
Geotechnical Firm Name, Report Number, and Date. Would this not make it a
part of the "contract documents"?

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