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I always put it in my general notes, not because a plan checker asked
me, but because I always appreciated getting a set of drawings for an
existing building with the design criteria already on the drawings.

On all my projects, I put gravity, wind, seismic design criteria, the
soil data when available, and deflection criteria in the drawings. It
takes 15 minutes max.

Specifically for soils data, I reference the report like a Bibliography
(so everyone knows I'm not making these things up), put the phone number
of the GE, and then I list the important info like ASBP, Friction
Coeff., EFP etc.... I limit myself to numbers and not really to
procedural things (like compaction methods). On pier and grade beam
foundations for residences, I put a note on the plans that a
representative of the soils engineer shall be present during the
drilling of piers to verify depth and the potential need for an
increased depth.

Hth.

-gerard
Santa Clara, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Tarek Mokhtar [mailto:tarek(--nospam--at)expernex.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 8:13 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Plan Check question

This requirement from plan checkers comes up every once in a while
and I wanted to know how others dealt with it.
A plan checker has asked that we copy the soils report recommendations
onto our foundation plan. It seems to me that since those
recommendations where neither prepared by me or under my supervision,
it would be illegal on my part, also there is a question in my mind
about the liability issue, what is your opinion ?

Tarek Mokhtar, SE
Laguna Beach, CA



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