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Yes, won't someone think of the children?!?  Sorry, stupid DST switch has me in a foul mood.  I almost posted on the lateral force thread about Simpson writing the examples (which seemed logical that they would have left out the connection to the foundation, since the early shearwall literature was mute on minimum embedment for 10-15kips of force on their 1" dia. anchor rods).

Imho, we're not the safety police. A letter to the town, copied to the owner (or visa versa), is sufficient.

Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. wrote:
Why does the local authority have to have an ordinance to act.  Do they not have to enforce the building code?  The authority has to protect the public even if the retaining wall is on private property.  What about children?  Also, Paul has an obligation as an engineer to protect the public and the very first thing I would do if I were in his shoes would be to write a letter to the municipalty, the owner and send copies to my lawyer and the city's lawyer.  Been there, done that.

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