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Joe –


I didn’t hire the geotech nor did my client (the architect). However, the owner is cost conscience and getting a second opinion or a second soils report wouldn’t be out of the question. However, for that argument to be successful, I need to give them better data than I have right now. I know that Hayward-Baker, a geotechnical contractor, has extensive experience with this type of work. Hopefully, they will give me some good insight into approximate construction costs.




T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)


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Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 12:27 PM
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Subject: Re: Design for Liquifaction (or mitigation thereof)




They are new to the desert area I would suggest you talk with Earth Systems they have had an office here for 30 years and probably have a more experience and a better intuition for the local soils.


Talk to Craig Hill or Shelton Stringer


Call it a second opinion


Worst case if you spent 5k on new soils report and saved 50k on grading who wins.


Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA