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AS2870 – Lot / Site Classification For Slab and Footing Construction

Site Geotechnical use AS2870 to classify sites for the design of footing systems for foundation conditions commonly found in Australia and to provide guidance on the design of footing systems by engineering principles.  We can provide appropriate parameters to your structural engineer for subsequent design.

Our assessment takes account of the following:

  • Swelling and shrinkage movements of reactive clay soils due to moisture changes.
  • Settlement of compressible soils or fill.
  • Distribution to the foundation of the applied loads.
  • Tolerance of the superstructure to movement.
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