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Old 02-18-2011, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default My 30 x 40

I am getting all my ducks in a row to start my shop. I will be a 30 x 40 metal bulding with a 40 x 40 foundation. the foundation is what I have question about. It was to be 4" thick with #3 re bar 16 on center with perimeter beam with #5 re bar in the beams then 2 interior beams with #5 re bar also.

I just got back from the engineer who told me that the foundation is minimum for this bulding. This is what the builder said would be plenty. The engineer said I need to have Post-Tensioning foundation in stead of re bar.

Is this over kill or right on? Cost is an issue but should not be the only issue.
You may ask your self well how did I get here

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