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RE: Partially grouted CMU walls in seismic areas

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Bruce 

It is only better if the reinforcement  is designed for the additional mass.


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> From: 	Parkerres(--nospam--at)aol.com[SMTP:Parkerres(--nospam--at)aol.com]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, December 08, 1998 8:21 AM
> To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: 	Re: Partially grouted CMU walls in seismic areas
> 
> In a message dated 12/7/98 11:15:14 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> acie_chance(--nospam--at)wdi.disney.com writes:
> 
> << Note of caution to those of you who specify partially grouted CMU
> walls. On
>  two different occasions I have visited job sites where I specified only
>  cells with rebar to be grouted and found the contractor had grouted all
>  cells. >>
> 
> For exactly this reason, we design all of walls as solidly grouted (with
> rare
> exceptions, of course).  And, yes, I do think it is easier for the
> contractor
> and creates a better wall.
> 
> Bruce Resnick, SE
> Parker Resnick Str. Eng.
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