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Great link - and great source.
We always require a draft of a geotechnical report.

Thank you,

V. Steve Gordin PhD
Licensed Structural Engineer
SGE Consulting Structural Engineers
1820 E. Garry Avenue #215
Santa Ana CA 92705

On Feb 6, 2014, at 10:54 AM, "Polhemus, William" <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)> 

> This might be of some interest:
> <>
> Bear in mind the following:
> 1. This was developed by the Structural Committed of the Foundation
> Performance Association, a local Houston ad-hoc group made up of 
> engineers and contractors involved in design, construction, forensic 
> investigation and repair of foundations for lightly-loaded structures in 
> the Houston area, where we deal with moderate to extremely expansive 
> soils. Obviously lightly-loaded foundations (e.g. residences, 
> single-level warehouse and commercial buildings) are a concern where 
> expansive soils are a problem. Therefore, much of the information 
> contained therein is focused on information needed from the Geotechnical 
> Engineer for those purposes. 
> 2. That said, I have found much of the approach of this Recommended
> Practice to be useful in drafting RFPs for geotechnical work generally. I
> think while our Geotech cousins certainly bear some responsibility where
> unclear or ambiguous report contents are concerned, very often there are

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