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CURRENT PUBLICATION LIST
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Homebuyers' Guide for Foundation Evaluation||Helps prepare buyers in understanding the condition of a foundation so that a more informed buying decision can be made.|
|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.|
|Design, Manufacture, and Installation Guidelines of Precast Concrete Segmented Piles For Foundation Underpinning||Guidelines for procurement of the engineering, manufacture, and installation of precast concrete segmented piles that are commonly used for underpinning foundations during repair.|
|Examples for Consulting Services Agreement||Provides examples to assist the user in developing a standard contract for use with typical consulting projects.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Guidelines for the Evaluation of Foundation Movement for Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings||Guidelines for evaluating performance of foundations within specified movement criteria.|
|Errata Sheet No. 1 for FPA-SC-13-1, published 4/11/2015||Clarification of Section 2.0 Glossary Definition of Deflection.|
|Calculation Spreadsheet for FPA-SC-13-1 (For Members Only .xlsx format)||A members only software tool. Not required to use Doc. #FPA-SC-13-1.|
|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 of Post-Tensioned Slabs-on-Ground," and provides suggestions for improvement in future editions.|
|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.|
|Design Procedure for Drilled Concrete Piers in Expansive Soil||Guidelines for designing drilled cast-in-place concrete piers in expansive soils.|
|Calculation Spreadsheet for FPA-SC-16-0 (For Members Only, .xlsx format)||A members only software aid. Not required to use Doc. #FPA-SC-16-0.|
|Drainage Guidelines||Provides design and construction guidelines for drainage systems on sites with buildings and covers the effects of site drainage on foundation performance.|
|Standard of Care for Engineers and Other Professionals Working in Texas||Provides Texas professionals with tools to identify the relevant standard of care in a given situation.|
|Owner's Guide to a Better Foundation||Guidelines for site construction to improve and maintain foundation performance.|
|Owner's Guide to a Better Foundation - Flyer||A concise guide that sums up many of the detailed guidelines included in Doc. # FPA-SC-20-0.|
|Owner's Guide to a Better Foundation - Video||An animated graphical online presentation to enhance the understanding of Doc. # FPA-SC-20-0.|
|Quality Control Checklists for Windstorm Design and Construction Reviews of Buildings||Checklists and other guidelines for performing windstorm designs and windstorm inspections of buildings in coastal counties and other areas with high windspeeds.|
SUPERSEDED PUBLICATION LIST
|See the Current Publication List for current versions. The versions below are obsolete.|
|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.
|Design, Manufacture, and Installation Guidelines of Precast Concrete Segmented Piles For Foundation Underpinning||
Guidelines for procurement of the engineering, manufacture, and installation of precast concrete segmented piles that are commonly used for underpinning foundations during repair.
|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.
|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.
|Guidelines for the Evaluation of Foundation Movement for Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings||
Guidelines for evaluating performance of foundations within specified movement criteria.