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Arvel -

Everyone seems to offer the opinion that I spend too much time on their jobs, whether they are asked or not :o).

If you read my message, I'm not certain the purpose of the request. He did say to give a conservative number, but I'm thinking he's giving me an opportunity to state an opinion rather than hanging the responsibility on me. I do find it strange, though. He did not have this request on the last two projects I've done with him with the same type of client (public). I'm (pretty) sure he's asking me what I think the minimum should be. I'm sure the geotech would add more if he thinks more is required. I will put a disclaimer on my answer. Thanks for the recommendation.

Regards,

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


----- Original Message ----- From: "Arvel L. Williams, P.E." <awilliams(--nospam--at)gwsquared.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 11:09 AM
Subject: RE: Standard for Number of Required Borings?


Bill,

Why are you recommending a scope of work for another specialty?  Switch it
around. What if the architect asked the geotech how many project hours you
should have?

Just a thought.

Arvel

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen [mailto:t.w.allen(--nospam--at)cox.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 12:43 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Standard for Number of Required Borings?


Is there criteria in specifying/recommending the number of borings required
for a particular project?

The project I'm looking at is approximately 8,000 SF, one story commercial
building.

I *think* the architect is asking me this because he is trying to get a fee
from the geotechnical engineer.

TIA,

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



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