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Mitchell,

What is exactly deficient about the concrete? Compressive strength?
Suspected voids? Both?

What type of concrete element is it - slab, beam, column, other? I am
guessing it is a slab.

Mark

Honolulu, HI

             > -----Original Message-----
             > From: Mitchell J. Sklar [mailto:mitchsklar(--nospam--at)psualum.com]
             > Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 2:14 PM
             > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
             > Subject: RE: Concrete Sounding
             >
             >
             > I have talked to a testing firm. They are
             > recommending UPVT. The contractor
             > is using the sounding method and the client is
             > agreeing with him despite my
             > repeated recommendations not to do this. I have even
             > written that my firm
             > will not be held liable for this if the client
             > pursues the sounding method.
             >
             > Mitchell J. Sklar, P.E., MBA
             > Senior Structural Engineer
             > mitchsklar(--nospam--at)psualum.com
             >
             > 215-997-0931 p
             > 483-383-1615 f
             >
             >
             > -----Original Message-----
             > From: Paul Crocker [mailto:paulc(--nospam--at)ckcps.com]
             > Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 1:23 PM
             > To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
             > Subject: RE: Concrete Sounding
             >
             >
             > It depends on exactly what you are looking for.  I
             > have had ultrasonic
             > testing used in the past where voids were suspected,
             > with apparent success.
             > If you have a reputable testing firm in your area,
             > you should probably
             > discuss your options with them.  Testing and
             > intepretting the result of the
             > testing is an art unto itself, and it is best to
             > talk to the experts before
             > deciding on a course of action.
             >
             > Paul Crocker, PE, SE
             >
             > -----Original Message-----
             > From: Mitchell J. Sklar [mailto:mitchsklar(--nospam--at)psualum.com]
             > Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 4:59 AM
             > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
             > Subject: Concrete Sounding
             >
             >
             > I am in the process of trying to accept/reject some
             > deficient concrete. The
             > contractor would like to use sounding and drilling
             > some random 1/" diameter
             > check holes. I have rejected this method and require
             > a testing method such
             > as UPV. Any thoughts?
             >
             > Mitchell J. Sklar, P.E., MBA
             > Senior Structural Engineer
             > mitchsklar(--nospam--at)psualum.com
             >
             > 215-997-0931 p
             > 483-383-1615 f
             >
             >
             >
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