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Procedure

**some answers found within 3.2.8 powerpoint**


1. Research the following foundation types and draw sketches of each one.
Describe the conditions under which each might be used.

Typical Foundation Systems/Usage Diagram/Sketch

Continuous (Strip) Footing with Stem


Wall

Usage:

Light frame construction

Under foundation walls

Spread Footing with Pier

Usage:

Low-rise buildings

Slab-on-Grade with Thickened Slab

Usage:

mainly for residential or light commercial

Shallow frost depth


Mat (Floating) Foundation

Usage:

Commercial construction

Good for heavy loads on weak soil

Pile and Pile Cap

Usage:

Weak soil that has better soil deeper


down
Cast-in-Situ Pile and Grade Beam

Usage:

Weak/shallow soil with better soil at an


intermediate depth

1. Visit the FEMA Map Service Center at http://www.msc.fema.gov/ (Links to


an external site.). Create a FIRMETTE for the Keystone Library Renovation site (Choose
FIRMette under What are you looking for?). Then answer the following questions.
Is the Keystone Library Renovation site in an A Zone or V
Zone?
How does this affect the building design?