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This is missing the IBC mandated Seismic Site Classification

D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, F.SEI, SECB, MgtEng
Structural Division Manager
Pennoni Associates Inc.
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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Polhemus, William Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 1:54 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Geotechnical in Canada

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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