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Re: CONC Slab Uplift

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wouldnt the tie between the columns be considered a tension tie
and as such falls under UBC section 1912.15.5 thus requiring
mechanical splices ?

Tarek Mokhtar
consulting engineer

To further your education and experience you might try calculating the forces
and see how you would develop them.  Most people are rather surprised at
their magnitude the first time they calculate them.

Bill Cain, SE
Albany, CA