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Essentially, I agree with Neil with one minor adjustment. I always preferred to get a draft of the report where possible. This ensured that what I needed/wanted in the report was in the report; it eliminated the need for addendums; it reduced the amount of incorrect paperwork in circulation; it and it reduced the amount of printing and other costs on behalf of the consultant. The only cost was that it may have delayed the delivery of the report for a day or so while I read it.



On 06/02/2014 9:35 AM, nma wrote:
Scary. Bill is correct. You must read these reports - sometimes you will send them back to complete their job. Sometimes you have to have them modify their reports. If they gave you something over the phone, make sure that it gets in writing eventually. I like to have them look at my design/calcs to confirm that I used their information correctly.

If possible, have the geotech inspect the site during construction so that they can confirm what is at the site is also the same stuff they are talking about in their report. I have always tried to have the geotech as part of my "team". Unfortunately you usually inherent these companies and there can be problems. Particularly in interpreting the report.

Neil Moore, PE, SE

On 2/6/2014 7:40 AM, Polhemus, William wrote:
Not sure how you "leave it to the mudders" when you have to use their
reports for foundation design.

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