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- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: Seawall
- From: "Thor Tandy" <vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net>
- Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 14:04:51 -0700
I would say yes, or at least find out if there were any concerns
at time of construction. To do otherwise might put responsibility on you for
any unforeseen result that’s not your doing … i.e. original sin
Thor A. Tandy
P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
From: IRV FRUCHTMAN
Sent: Thursday, July 08,
2010 1:42 PM
I’ve been asked to comment
on the following situation:
large building (the town’s new convention center) is planned that will be
supported by 10 in dia pipe piles spaced 3 ft apart at the pile caps The
first row of 50 piles have to pierce a 10 ft (app) high seawall comprised of
large granite boulders – each about 5+ ft diameter – and then driven another
30 ft into beach sand. I suspect that the boulders will be first drilled to
allow the piles.
sea wall is some 50 years old and concrete was placed between the boulders.
It was built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
concern is that the structural integrity of the seawall might be compromised
by drilling thru the boulders. Does the Corps need to be advised of
What do you think?