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ACI 530 has three levels of "Quality Assurance", depending on the type
of design, and whether the building is an "essential facility".  Refer
to 1.14.1.  These are mandatory requirements.

1.  If you have a non-essential facility empirically designed, no
inspection is required.  

2.  If it is an essential facility empirically designed, or a
non-essential facility designed with allowable stress design (reinforced
or unreinforced) then inspection prior to grouting is required.  

3.  An essential facility designed with allowable stress design requires
continuous inspection.

There are also submittal requirements that go with each level.  As a
"non-UBCer", I can not say which level would qualify as "Special
Inspection".


Charles F. Espenlaub, III, P.E.
Martin-Espenlaub Engineering



-----Original Message-----
From: Sprague, Harold O. [mailto:SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 8:07 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: bearing on cmu wall


Roger,

Could you explain "ACI 530 has no provision for "Special Inspection"?  

Regards,
Harold Sprague



> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Roger Turk [SMTP:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent:	Monday, May 22, 2000 6:39 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	RE: bearing on cmu wall
> 
	.......... 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
>