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Not that it is related to the same issue/causes as Bill's problem, but I
have heard that settlement was also a big issue with the Luxor hotel when
it was built many, many moons ago.

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Thu, 4 May 2006, Harold Sprague wrote:

> Bill,
>
> I don't know the magnitude, but the Mandalay Bay REALLY had some settlement
> issues shortly after they topped out.
>
> Regards,
> Harold Sprague
>
>
>
>
>
> >From: "Polhemus, Bill" <BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com>
> >Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >To: <Seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >Subject: Building Settlement - Las Vegas
> >Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 10:58:00 -0500
> >
> >Comments?
> >
> >William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> >Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.
> >Houston, Texas
> >P: 832.467.2177
> >M: 281.450.8426
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >
> >We are investigating settlement of a building in Las Vegas.  The buildings
> >that have settled are on the order of 40 years old - the settlement is
> >reportedly a relatively recent phenomenon - starting within the last five
> >or six years.  A new building was constructed adjacent to the older
> >buildings, however, the construction was only a couple of years ago, after
> >the settlement had already started.
> >
> >The settlement is significant - in some locations on the order of 6 or more
> >inches.
> >
> >Two recent geotech studies identify gypsum in the soils and note that the
> >gypsum can go into suspension if water is present.
> >
> >Anyone have any experience with something similar?
> >
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