Auburn University
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A10 Foundations

  1. General


    1. Concrete foundation systems are to be recommended by a geotechnical engineer in consultation with a structural engineer. Driven steel or wood pilings are not to be used without prior approval.


    2. Concrete foundation systems are to be recommended by a geotechnical engineer in consultation with a structural engineer. Driven steel or wood pilings are not to be used without prior approval.


    3. The structural engineer must submit a letter to the University Architect certifying that the structural engineer has read the geotechnical report and consulted with the geotechnical engineer regarding the foundation system.


  2. Concrete


    1. Concrete mix designs shall be submitted by the contractor to the structural engineer for approval so as not to delay construction. The minimum standard concrete mix shall be 3,000 p.s.i.[8/07]


    2. Proper transporting, conveying, depositing, and curing methods for concrete shall be clearly specified by the designer.  It is not acceptable to incorporate them by reference.


    3. Hot and cold weather requirements shall be defined or clearly referenced.


    4. The designer shall submit to the University Architect a written statement of the design rationale for any admixtures that are specified.


    5. Calcium chloride or admixtures containing chlorides shall not be used. 


    6. An approved air-entraining admixture shall be used for all concrete exposed to weather.  When used, the concrete must be tested at the site immediately prior to placement to verify the proper amount of air-entrainment is present.


    7. Aluminum conduits and pipes shall not be embedded in any concrete.


  3. Testing and Laboratory Analysis

    1. Compression Strength and other required laboratory analyses shall be performed by a qualified independent laboratory (conforming to American Society for Testing and Materials standards) selected and paid for by the Owner. The University solicits proposals for the testing laboratory shortly after the receipt of construction bids. The Designer shall provide the scope of work for testing, as per Project Manual, and any other specific requirements to be included in the proposal request for testing laboratories to the University Architect prior to this time.


    2. In addition to the sample cylinders required by applicable building codes, the Designer shall specify that sufficient cylinders be made to allow for additional 7 day and 14 day compression tests.


    3. The Contractor shall notify the Auburn University Project Manager (AUPM) when testing is to be preformed and must report the results of testing immediately to the AUPM.
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