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----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Webster <markdwebster(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 8:36 AM
Subject: Post-Tensioned CMU

> Has anybody tried using post-tensioning strands instead of mild
> reinforcement for CMU vertical reinforcement? Are there any proprietary
> systems out there which use this approach? Is it necessary to grout the
> cells if post-tensioning is used?
It's been used in the UK, with high strength clay bricks, eg for
free-standing walls of a gym.

It may have been tensioned rods rather than strands.

I have no references handy, but IIRC the engineer was Bill Curtin.

Peter James