In a message dated 5/4/99 6:25:38 PM Pacific Daylight Time, taco1(--nospam--at)home.com
> have a question about the '97 UBC requiring that positive moment
> reinforcement be continuous in all column strips (bottom bars). The '94
> UBC allowed 50% of the bars to be cut-off, the '97 does not. I looked
> it up in ACI 318-95 and found figure 13.3.8 to show the same thing as
> the '97 UBC. The reasoning behind this was to provide a way for the
> load to redistribute to adjacent columns in the case of a single
> punching shear failure. So I take this as saying I need to continue my
> bottom bars through regardless of the different span lengths? This
> seems too conservative...?
> Any help or clarification would be appreciated.
> David Taquino, EIT
> Libby Engineers, Inc.
> San Diego, CA
I think it is a good insurance.....
Antonio S. Luisoni