To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Block Lintels
From: Todd Hill <thill(--nospam--at)tkarch.com>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 08:35:26 -0500
It depends on if you are designing with Working Stress or Ultimate strength.
Yes, all allowable stresses are reduced by 1/2 in Working Stress with no
Ultimate Strength doesn't required 1/2 stresses (because it is special
Either way, don't forget to check the 1/600 deflection criteria.
From: Jim Kestner [mailto:jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com]
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2000 8:09 AM
Subject: Block Lintels
When using uninspected masonry construction, should block lintels be
designed using 1/2 stresses?
Jim Kestner, P.E.
Green Bay, Wi.