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RE: Alternate Cold Joint Location

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Has the contractor offered to share his cost savings with the owner?  This should help defray your costs in evaluating his proposal.


Bob Garner


From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 2:36 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Alternate Cold Joint Location


Dear colleagues,


A contractor has requested an alternate cold joint location. In the sketch found in the link below:


Alternate A is the method shown on the approved plans.


Alternate B is what the contractor wants to do.


The dowels match the slab bars.


Should I have a concern about the request?




T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


Consulting Structural Engineers
V (949) 248-8588 F(949) 209-2509

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