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[SEAOC] Masonry Special Inspection

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The 1994 UBC section 1701.5.7.2 (page 1-248) states:

"For fully grouted open-end hollow-unit masonry during the preparation and
taking of any required prisms or test specimans, at the start of laying
units, after the placement or reinforcing steel, grout space prior to each
grouting operation, and during all grouting operations."

For designs using full stresses, does this 1994 UBC wording indicate that a
form of periodic special inspection is allowed for fully grouted open-end
hollow-unit masonry?  It has been my understanding that the previous UBC
required continuous full time special inspection, that is to say that the
special inspector had to be on the site full time inspecting the block
being placed. (unless clean outs were placed at *every* vertical bar)

Your comments on this would be appreciated

Jeff Smith

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