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I agree, I always add the name of the Geotechnical Firm, the Report
Number and Date so it can be traced in the future. The values listed
represent the summary of the Geotechnical report and do not implicate
you as liable if the values are wrong. In fact, they clear you if you
have a copy of the report that you used which confirms the values given.
Note: This will not stop a lawyer from naming you as a
Cross-Complaintant with the hopes that your insurance carrier will share
in the pot for a settlement out of court. In my case, this happened four
times in twenty years and dropped each time because I did not have the
pot to P*ss in. 

Dennis S. Wish, PE


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From: Cratylus Consulting Group [mailto:cratylus(--nospam--at)earthlink.net] 
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 1:29 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Plan Check question


You are relying on the geotechnical input for the purposes of structural
design? As such, what is the problem with incorporating that information
into the construction documents?

Steven A.
Los Angeles




Tarek Mokhtar wrote:

> 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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