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This alternative method has been demonstrated to be satisfactory and meet <br />the intent of the codes since their adoption. <br />2. Question: Can this method be used for footings other than slab-on-grade? <br />Answer: No. At this time, this prescriptive method has been established <br />only for slab-on-grade applications. <br />Commentary: Footings under braced walls / shear walls, where post and <br />pier construction is proposed, is under investigation for similar prescriptive <br />methods. <br />3. Question: Will this design and method be acceptable on soil other than <br />solid rock where fill material is used to provide a solid subgrade? <br /> <br />Answer: No. Soils other than solid rock, or crushed rock over native rock in <br />place (in-situ), require a soils engineer to establish adequate footing size <br />and fill material to be used. <br /> <br />Commentary: Soil types in Hawaii County vary considerably and have <br />significant variations in bearing pressure allowed. A design professional is <br />required to determine the soil type and bearing capacity for the structure <br />proposed. <br /> <br /> <br />Neil Erickson <br />Plans Examining Manager <br />nerickson@co.hawaii.hi.us <br />Approved <br />David Yamamoto, Division Chief <br />County of Hawai`i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. <br /> <br />