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if there any one who can help me to do the structural analysis of high rise 
 buildings (above 20 floors)

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:54 PM, Andrew Kester <akester74(--nospam--at)> 

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 very rainy
>> summers and high humidity during construction.
>> Also, vapor barriers have come a LONG way. If using a vapor barrier
>> directly under the slab, I would strongly recommending on going much
>> thicker than 6mil to avoid a lot of the tearing and puncture issues.

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