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Paul Feather wrote:
We have a current project where the entitlement package is indicating the ramp to underground parking (covered as part of exterior courtyard) is crossing a designated Alquist Priolo fault trace.
My interpretation would be this is not permitted.  The Architects interpretation is that it is permitted as this is not an occupied structure (2000 hours per year).
Why ask the Architect? He is not an expert on this issue (on legal or technical matters). You project may require geologist's report.
Suresh Acharya,

I question this as, apart from the obvious problems of the retaining walls and ramp plus covering slab suffering differential movement crossing the fault trace, the courtyard is elevated and it is hard to quantify the occupancy.  The ramp is a means of egress with constant daily vehicle use, but also hard to quantify occupancy.
Any input from my peers?  Am I reading too much into this?  I know pools and hardscape are permitted to cross the fault trace, but they do not typically form a collapse mechanism.

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