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Re: Masonry Shelf Angles -Reply

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Remove a few courses of brick from the top
part of the lower brick, add a new support
(attached to the spandrel's bottom flange)
and replace brick between the two
supports.  Since you don't say what kind of
damage has occurred, it's impossible to say
what else needs to be done.

Chris Towne wrote:
> I've run into a problem (actually several)
with an existing steel frame
> building.  The brick veneer was designed
to be supported by a continuous
> angle.  This continuous angle is then
supported by 4" long angles at 4'
> centers and bolted to the top flange of the
spandrel beam.  The reason
> why the angle connected to the beam is
not continuous is because joists
> bear on the spandrel beam (2'-6" to 3'-0"
centers) and why the shelf
> angle was not connected to the bottom
flange I have no idea.  Anyway,
> the 4" long angles have yielded and the
brick above the shelf angle is
> bearing on the brick below.
> I have to come up with an idea to fix the
problem.  Doe's anyone have
> any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Chris Towne, E.I.T