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Re: Flag Pole Footings.

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The first trick is to get a soil engineer to provide you with a realistic passive pressure. ($$$)
Also, are you increasing the allowable passive by 1/3rd?
Are all of your pole heights the same? If they aren't, then you'll have different loads going into the various heights.

One thing about houses supported on poles is that they shake. Need to tell your client.

Neil Moore, S.E.
neil moore and associates

At 10:47 AM 10/23/02 -0700, you wrote:
I'm doing a preliminary design for some flag pole footings that will support an 2000 sq. ft house. They're non-constrained with an allowable lateral load of 300 pcf (That includes the increase of 2 allowed for 1/2" deflection tolerance). My design criteria is the 1997 UBC.

Everytime I've done a basic analysis on the flag pole footings just using equation 6-1 of the UBC I've ended up with sizes that, in my opinion, appear to be quite large. Does anyone know of any "design tricks" that could be employed to reduce these footing sizes?


Tim Spengler SE

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