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Fit for retrofit: Three crucial questions architects should ask their engineer


What also must not be overlooked is the capacity of foundations to accommodate more load once the building has settled under existing load. To a large extent the pressure on existing foundations is not relevant to whether more load can be applied - it is the incremental increase in load that is significant (subject to not completely overloading the foundations). So the concept of "spare capacity" is not so readily assessed for the foundations and a geotechnical assessment will be required.

Posted date

21 November, 2019

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3:21 pm