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COMMITTEE PAPERS

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PUBLICATION APPLICABILITY TABLE
Category Applicable Publications
Foundation Design
Foundation Inspection
Foundation Maintenance
Foundation Performance
Foundation Repair
Legal SC-09 SC-18
Sitework

CURRENT PUBLICATION LIST
 
Doc.#/Size/Date Document Title Abstract
FPA-RC-01-0
(229 KB)
1/26/2004 
Post Foundation Repair Performance of Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings on Expansive Soils Describes the various types of foundation repair systems and lists reasons why they fail.
FPA-SC-01-0
(1.19 MB)
6/30/2004 
Foundation Design Options for Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings on Expansive Soils Comprehensively describes pros and cons of the various foundation design options for residential and other low-rise buildings on expansive soils.
FPA-SC-02-0
(2.79 MB)
11/29/2010 
Test Methods for Evaluating Existing Foundations Provides guidelines for usage of common types of test methods in the inspection and forensic evaluation of existing foundations
FPA-SC-03-1
(200 KB)
5/1/2004 
Distress Phenomena Often Mistakenly Attributed to Foundation Movement Summarizes distress phenomena found in residential and low-rise buildings that are sometimes mistakenly attributed to being caused by foundation movement.
FPA-SC-04-0
(27 KB)
4/11/2001 
Recommended Practice for Geotechnical Explorations and Reports Recommended practice that outlines minimum requirements that Geotechnical Engineers should follow when providing a geotechnical investigation and report to be used in the design of foundations for residential and other low-rise buildings
FPA-SC-05-0
(142 KB)
12/11/2002 
Comments on the Use of PTI Method and Suggestions for Further Research Summarizes problems found in the use of the second edition of the Post-Tensioning Institute’s design manual, “Design and Construction of Post-Tensioned Slabs-on-Ground,” and provide suggestions for improvement in future editions.
FPA-SC-06-0
(451 KB)
10/10/2005 
Homebuyers' Foundation Guide for Foundation Evaluation Helps prepare buyers in understanding the condition of a foundation so that a more informed buying decision can be made.
FPA-SC-07-0
(92 KB)
3/25/2003 
Foundation Maintenance and Inspection Guide for Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings A guide for owners and tenants of residential and other low-rise buildings to follow in order to maintain their foundations
FPA-SC-08-1
(296 KB)
3/5/2014 
Design, Manufacture, and Installation Guidelines of Precast Concrete Segmented Piles For Foundation Underpinning A guideline for procurement of the engineering, manufacture, and installation of precast concrete segmented piles that are commonly used for underpinning foundations during repair.
FPA-SC-09-0
(239 KB)
1/2/2013 
Examples of Consulting Services Agreement Provide examples to assist the user in developing a standard contract for use with typical consulting projects. 
FPA-SC-10-1
(461 KB)
2/20/2007 
Quality Control Checklists for Foundation Inspection of Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings Quality control checklists that can be used in the construction of various parts of foundations to improve the quality of construction.
FPA-SC-11-1
(1.59 MB)
7/18/2014 
Specification and Application of Void Spaces Below Concrete Foundations Provides guidance in the design, specification, and installation of void space systems under residential, commercial, light industrial, and civil structure Foundations, typically called lightly loaded Foundations, which are built on expansive soil.
FPA-SC-12-0
(801 KB)
1/9/2006 
Guidelines for Evaluating Foundation Performance by Monitoring Guidelines for forensic engineers and consultants to follow when performing monitoring of foundations as part of forensic investigations.
FPA-SC-13-1
1.32 MB)
4/11/2015 
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Foundation Movement for Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings Guidelines for evaluating performance of foundations within specified movement criteria.
FPA-SC-13-1-Calcs
82 KB)
4/11/2015 
Calculation Spreadsheet for FPA-SC-13-1 (For Members Only .xlsx format) A members only software tool. Not required to use Doc. #FPA-SC-13
FPA-SC-14-0
(2.5 MB)
6/28/2006 
Comments on the Post-Tensioning Institute's "Design of Post-Tensioned Slabs-on-Ground" 3rd Edition Summarizes problems found in the use of the third edition of the Post-Tensioning Institute's design manual, "Design and Construction of Post-Tensioned Slabs-on-Ground," and provides suggestions for improvement in future editions.
FPA-SC-15-0
(252 KB)
11/08/2008 
Foundation Construction Drawing Notes for Residential and Other Low-Rise Structures Provides guidelines that a foundation design engineer may use in preparation of construction drawing notes and specifications for foundations of residential and other low-rise building projects.
FPA-SC-17-0
(1.74 MB)
3/05/2012 
Drainage Guidelines Provides design and construction guidelines for drainage systems on sites with buildings and covers the effects of site drainage on foundation performance.
FPA-SC-18-0
197 KB
5/15/2014 
Standard of Care for Engineers and other Professionals Working in Texas Provide Texas Professionals with tools to identify the relevant standard of care in a given situation.
FPA-SC-20
7 MB
02/25/2016 
Owner's Guide to a Better Foundation Guidelines for site construction to improve and maintain foundation performance
FPA-SC-20-Flyer
766 KB
02/25/2016 
Owner's Guide to a Better Foundation - Flyer A concise guideline that sums up many of the detailed guidelines included in document No, FPA-SC-20-0
FPA-SC-20-Video
1.32 KB
02/25/2016 
Owner's Guide to a Better Foundation - Video An animated graphical online presentation to enhance the understanding of Document No. FPA-SC-20-0


 

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