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a. Describe site conditions, type of foundation to be used and the method
employed to determine allowable soil bearing values.
b. Indicate the maximum dead load, dead + live load and combined dead +
live + seismic/wind design bearing values.
c. Indicate the passive, active and at rest design pressures, the coefficient of
friction and the sub-grade modulus.
d. Indicate if a site specific design spectrum has been used in the design and give
the site class in accord with the seismic design criteria used in the seismic design.
e. Identify the soils investigation reports on which the design was based. Basis of Design
Provide a brief basis of design that describes the type of construction, the framing systems
used, the lateral load resisting elements, the foundations and all other special information
needed to convey an understanding of the structural systems. This shall include
definitions of the diaphragms and the process of shear transfer between diaphragms and
vertical lateral load resisting elements. This shall also include definitions of the manner in
which foundations and slabs on grade are used to distribute lateral forces between the
structure and the ground. Materials
Clearly define the types of materials for each structural element and system. All structural
materials shall be competitively available and shall be produced by a domestic
manufacturer. Loads
a. List snow loads, live loads, wheel loads, equipment loads, material handling
loads and any special design loads. Identify the source for all loads listed.
b. List mooring, berthing and deck loads for marine structures.
c. For wind loads list basic wind velocities, importance factors, exposure
categories and topographic factors.


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