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RE: Buoyancy factor of safety

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For sliding and OTM it is typical to use 1.5 with wind and seismic 
included.  I would suggest at least 2.  How sure are you (or the geotech) 
of the water table?  If you're not sure maybe more.

Craig Hawe, PE, P.ENG.

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Tarek Mokhtar Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 11:40 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Buoyancy factor of safety

What would an appropriate factor of safety against floatation of a 
submerged residential basement be? would AISC load combination 6 ( 0.6D +H 
) be applicable in this situation?
Tarek Mokhtar, SE

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