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But wood bearing is based on an acceptable deformation (crushing) of the wood 
of 0.04".  (1991 NDS, Section 4.2.6.)  What would the allowable bearing on 
masonry be *if* it could deform, without failing, 0.04"?

And, of course, ACI 530 has no provision for "Special Inspection."

Numbers are placed in our codes in wondrous ways!

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

Tarek Mokhatr wrote:

>>And that value is assuming special inspection.

Tarek Mokhatr, SE



>Querry:  Std medium wt CMU @ f'm=1500 psi would provide only 0.25(1500)=375
>psi < DF#2.  Thats all?
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>"Ken McClure" <kmcclure(--nospam--at)f-w.com> on 05/22/2000 06:56:56 AM<<