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You can provide a two way key joints(say 2x6 or 3x6 at 12 iches o.c.)
and combined with the vertical bars to provide both in-plane and
out-of-plan shear transfer.

Mike Brown wrote:
> Another question I am hoping to get answered:
> We have a multiple story shear wall (8 stories).  Horizontal control joints
> will be required for constrution.  A keyed joint will provide shear
> resistance for out of plane loads, but not in plane loads.  Will the
> vertical reinforcing bars be adequate to transfer the shear through the
> joint or should another method be used?  I am considering a keyed joint
> with a bonding agent.  Does anyone know if epoxy bonding agents will create
> enough of a bond to act as if the construction joint was actually
> monolithic?
> Thanks in advance.
> Mike Brown, P.E.
> CSHQA Engineers
> Boise, ID
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