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I have always had a problem with no inspection.  I have had to look at
problems that had no inspection and 1/2 stresses were used.  The structural
problem was not alleviated by using 1/2 allowable stresses.  As a result of
my personal experience, I require inspection.  In that regard, I find the
inspection requirements of ACI 530 more to what I prefer.

When I read your post, I thought that you meant that the inspection
requirements were less stringent in the ACI 530 and more stringent in the

Harold Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Roger Turk [SMTP:73527.1356(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Tuesday, May 23, 2000 9:42 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	RE: bearing on cmu wall
> 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<<