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Re: Special Moment Resisting Masonry Wall Frames

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One source you should check is the Concrete Masonry Association of California
and Nevada.  Their web address is, phone: (916) 722-1700.
They have published a number of articles they call "Masonry Chronicles".  I
looked through my past copies and see the Spring 1995 issue which covers Masonry
Wall Frames.   I think they also had a more recent one on the special frames.

Ed Haninger
Fluor Daniel
Aliso Viejo, CA

Dave Morris <davem(--nospam--at)> on 11/08/99 10:53:09 AM

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Subject:  Special Moment Resisting Masonry Wall Frames

UBC 2108.2.6 Explains a new type of masonry construction called special
moment resisting wall frames.  We are considering using this on a project
where reinforced structural clay masonry is already planned.  Other than the
code itself are their any good reference materials for this type of design?
My initial search came up empty.  Has any one used this system successfully?