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There are three other options you might try before piles:  (1) burying the footings to take advantage of the weight of the soil; (2) Increasing the size of the footing; or (2) a combination of (1) and (2).

If you do you piles, make sure the conection between the piles and the footings are designed to resist the uplift forces.

-----Original Message-----
From: Seth W. Cutler [mailto:seth(--nospam--at)rlmorrisonengr.com]
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 4:34 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Uplift resistance


I'm working on a steel building which has uplift forces in the order of 
50-170 kips in isolated locations.  The foundation design is spread footings.

Any suggestions?  Do I have to go to piles to accomplish this?

Thanks,

Seth W. Cutler
R. L. Morrison Engineering Co. 


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