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RE: bearing on cmu wall

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Harold,

UBC requires that masonry use 1/2 stresses where special inspection is not 
provided.  ACI 530 has no provision for using other than the specified 
stresses regardless of whether or not inspection (special or otherwise) is 
provided.

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

Harold Sprague wrote:

>>Roger,

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

Regards,
Harold Sprague<<