SCOPE OF GUIDELINE
Guideline applies to the design and inspection of Preserved Wood
Foundations (PWF) by Professional Engineers, as specified in the
applicable sections of the Alberta Building Code.
Guideline focuses on the practices and responsibilities of Professional
Engineers in connection with the design, construction and inspection
of a PWF. It also provides for certification by the Professional
Engineer that the design and inspection have been carried out under
his personal supervision and that the design, construction and inspection
meet the requirements of the various codes and standards that apply
to the specific foundation and site.
1.3 CRITICAL DETAILS
shows that there are a number of critical parts of the design of
a PWF that require specific attention to detail or adherence to
standards. Some of the particular problem areas are listed and described
in Appendix B for the guidance of those undertaking this work. A
Professional Engineer will recognize that this list is not all inclusive
and that there may be other parts of a design which require careful
attention to detail.
1.4 CODES AND STANDARDS
is not intended that this Guideline will supersede or replace the
Alberta Building Code or the various standards referenced therein.