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I'm building a 100 room hotel in Texas. The hotel is

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I'm building a 100 room hotel in Texas. The hotel is comprised of (Legos) 40' HC ISO containers. My question is can I use can I use fiberglass jack stands for my foundation?
A friend that is a builder in Long Beach has used them several times in container structures. He says they have worked out fine.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
Did he have the foundations designed by an engineer?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
That's seems highly unstable
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The hotel is being built with two floors, no elevator only stairs.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
That will not be ADA compliant.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
Either way, it's not stable.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm not able to communicate in the prescribed area. Yes the builder had an engineer and was CO'ed by Long Beach inspector.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What would you suggest for a reasonably priced foundation? Each module (2 containers high) would weigh approx. 18,000 lbs.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
It really depends on the structure of each container and how the load is distributed to the four walls
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
Do you have this information?

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