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Re: CONC Slab Uplift

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Per Lew Midlam: 
 
> ACI-318-95 is for "Structural" concrete.  A slab on grade is not 
considered a structural element for resisting uplift (see chapter 22). < 
 
I do not concur with this statement.  A slab on grade is not a structural 
element when it transmits non-structural loads directly to the soil beneath 
it.  When it transmits load reactions from the structure, it is a footing and 
is definitely a structural element.