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New and Revised Structures Foundations Manuals
Geotechnical Services has updated the Guidelines for Structures Foundation Reports manual and is issuing a new Foundation Report Preparation for Bridge Foundations manual.
The new Foundation Report Preparation for Bridge Foundations manual represents the standard for Foundation Report content, not design practice. The Guidelines for Structures Foundation Reports manual has been updated to remove (strike out) all direction for report content and any outdated design practice information, and now includes only current design practice information. It is envisioned that all design practice and reporting standards will eventually be placed in the new Geotechnical Manual and will be available on the Geotechnical Services web page.
These two manuals must be used to prepare all Foundation Reports issued after January 1, 2010. Exceptions to mandatory or advisory standards must be approved in accordance with current Geotechnical Services procedures prior to issuing any report.