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Re: Soils Reports under CBC 1802.2

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I know of at least one jurisdiction that is only requiring them in
areas of unknown soil.  If it's a new house in an area with known soil
properties (from past development) they are not requiring reports to
be done.

Chris

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 11:13 AM,  <Jnapd(--nospam--at)aol.com> wrote:
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> As the building official, the Building code grants you, the authority to
> decide what projects need soils report and which don't. Most remodel and
> additions should not be required unless there is soils related distress on
> the existing building. New housing developments and commercial yes.
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> In a message dated 2/15/2008 8:19:55 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> bgerving(--nospam--at)ci.eureka.ca.gov writes:
> Unfortunately, there's not much of a loop hole there.  The exception to
> 1802.2.7, item 2 only applies to the site-specific study for peak ground
> acceleration taking into account soil amplification effects.
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> All of the other soils report requirements dictated in Section 1802.6
> still have to be addressed, and in SDCs D, E, and F, so do the rest of
> the items contained in 1802.2.7, items 1 and 2.
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> All projects in our jurisdiction are assigned to SDC E or F, and we are
> really struggling with the fact that we're forced to require soils
> reports for even small projects on infill lots.
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> Brian Gerving
> Plans Examiner
> City of Eureka Building Department
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thor Matteson [mailto:thor(--nospam--at)yosemite.net]
> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:28 AM
> To: SEAINT
> Subject: Soils Reports under CBC 1802.2
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> I keep hoping to find a loop-hole....
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> Section 1802.2.7, item 2, Exception states:  "A site-specific study need
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> be performed, provided that peak ground acceleration equal to
> (S-sub-DS)/2.5
> is used, where S-sub-DS is determined in accordance with Section 21.2.1
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