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D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, F.SEI, SECB, MgtEng
Structural Division Manager
Pennoni Associates Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Andrew Kester Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 1:22 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Slab on Grade and the Green Code

I thought I did, here it is again. Not sure how this works with the list 

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Drew Morris <dmorris(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Andreww, did you attach that article you mentioned?
> On 12/5/2013 8:38 AM, Andrew Kester wrote:
>> I am curious as to where you fall in this discussion with your vast
>> experience Mr. Stuart?
>> I have read articles that have lead me to believe this is a regional
>> practice thing, and perhaps somewhat related to differing climates
>> and water table levels?  In essence, the vapor barrier/sand/concrete
>> design is a west coast or California detail, while much of the east
>> coast is normally slab directly on a vapor barrier? FWIW, in Florida
>> the SOG is almost always placed directly on a vapor barrier. But many
>> areas of Florida have high water table which can lead to high natural
>> moisture content in the near surface soils, as well as dealing with

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