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- From: BCASE1356(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 21:46:30 -0400
I have several general questions about masonry shear wall design which I would be interested in getting feed back on: 1. Are you using working stress design or strength design and why? 2. In strength design, when boundry elements are required, how are you providing confinement (rebar ties, dur-o-wall seismic comb bedjoint reinforcement, steel confinement plate at bedjoint with same profile as block openings, etc.)? 3. To avoid rebar congestion in 8 inch concrete block walls or larger, such as for jamb steel in the boundry element, are you using couplers? At what bar size do you require couplers instead of a lap splice. 4. Does anyone have input regarding if it is really more expensive to use couplers. Rebar fabricators have told me yes it is more expensive, while of course the sales reps for the coupler manufacturer say it can be cheaper in the long run because of ease in field installation and less required rebar due to elimination of lap splices. I know the end product using couplers is better, but is it really much more expensive to eliminate lap splices and use couplers. Michael Cochran Brian L Cochran Associates Los Angeles, CA BCASE1356(--nospam--at)aol.com ...
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