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The earlier reply was good on settlement.  But here is a good reference from the US Corps of Engineers for further reading:
Refer to Chapter 2 in this document which gives two good references on this subject:
Hope this helps
- Aswin
Aswin Ranga Swamy, P.E.
Los Angeles, California
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Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 10:07 AM
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