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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)]
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 2:07 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
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 –




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

MP-Squared Structural Engineers