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ACI 530-99 / ASCE 5-99 / TMS 402-99 requires the horizontal reinforcement in masonry other than running bond.  See section 1.11.
 

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Joel Adair, EIT
Halff Associates, Inc.
E-mail: jadair(--nospam--at)halff.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Diviney [mailto:rsdiviney(--nospam--at)hayeslarge.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 7:19 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Masonry Bond beams at 4'-0" o.c.

I was reading the masonry section in Simplified Engineering by Parker Ambrose. It states that load bearing walls must be reinforced at 4'-0" o.c. both vertically and horizontally but doesn't site the code this is referenced from. I've looked through ACI 530 and still can't find anything about reinforcing in both directions. Can someone please tell me where this is in a code book.


Thank you

Randy Diviney

Structural Engineering Dept.

Hayes Large Architects

Altoona, Pa

(814)946-0451

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