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There is a practical limits for settlement and it depends on the use of the structure. For example, excessive settlements could be detrimental for water-supply lines and other utilities. This would be a matter of consulting with other disciplines.

 

Jorge Jimenez, PE

 


From: Mark L. Puccio [mailto:mpuccio(--nospam--at)mpsqrd.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 2:07 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Foundation settlement

 

Does anyone know of a published standard that states what typical allowable foundation and or SOG settlements can be. I am looking for something similar to the allowable deflection criteria in table 1604.3 of IBC 2003 but for foundation settlement.

 

Also, is there a published Structural Engineers Code of Ethics or Standard of Care –

 

Thanks,

 

Mark L. Puccio P.E.,S.E.

MP-Squared Structural Engineers

mpuccio(--nospam--at)mpsqrd.com