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RE: Plywood shear wall grade beam -Reply

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Check the 1999 ACI code which waves these provisions for residential design
section 21.8
See section
Also the IBC final draft has alternate means of design.
Also look Chapter 3 of the 1996 blue book

-----Original Message-----
From: David Puskas [mailto:david_puskas(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, August 27, 1999 9:17 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Plywood shear wall grade beam -Reply

** High Priority **

Adding the ties is often time prefered by the contractor to make placement
of the reinforcing easier.  (Just drop the pre fab rebar cage in the whole
and pour the concrete.  I would suggest designing as suggested.

Dave Puskas
BSW International - Tulsa