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In the October 1984 issue of Concrete International there was a chart that
indicated that for a control joint spacing of 60 feet (end of chart) you
should use .004 * AREA.  The author said this may not be adequate for the
wall is exposed to the full freeze-thaw cycle.  I read someplace that the
Wisconsin DOT uses .007 * AREA for highways with out control joints, but
most DOT's use .006 * AREA.  I don't think I would use less than .007 * AREA
unless I found a good source that indicated a lower value worked.

Roger Davis
SDS Architects, Inc
205 N. Dewey Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703

-----Original Message-----
From:	Randy Hamilton P.E. [mailto:rh-eng(--nospam--at)]
Sent:	Wednesday, November 03, 1999 4:05 PM
To:	Seaint
Subject:	concrete parapet

I am currently reviewing a project with cast in place concrete parapets
integral with thicker concrete walls and a concrete roof.  This structure is
located in high elevation snow country.  I am concerned about longitudinal
temperature and shrinkage reinforcement that should be included in the
parapet.  The parapet is likely to have over 100 ft. run without control
joints.  With the temperature cycle that the parapet is likely to go thru
and the continuous restraint to the wall and roof is there additional
reinforcement recommendations beyond that recommended for typical horizontal
wall reinforcement of .002xArea.

Can anyone recommend a reference dealing with this subject?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Randy Hamilton, P.E.