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I meant the 2000 IBC.  Try IBC 2106.5.5 and ACI 530-99 1.13.6.6.  1997 UBC
2106.1.12.3 said specifically you could not use this material.

I am not the designer, you decide how to determine f'm.

Scott M Haan P.E.
Plan Review Engineer
Building Safety Division http://www.muni.org/building
Development Services Department
Municipality of Anchorage
phone:907-343-8183  fax:907-249-7399
mailto:haansm(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us



-----Original Message-----
From: David B Merrick [mailto:mrkgp(--nospam--at)pacbell.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 11:21 AM
To: SEAINT
Subject: Glass Block Shear Wall


Scott M Haans wrote..

P.S. By my reading of ACI 530-99 and the IBC
2000  it is ok to construct a
masonry shearwall with non-loadbearing glass
block with type O mortar or
plastic cement mortar in Southern California.

What a great reference!! Where is it written in the IBC?

What are the shear values for  glass block?
Are there limits to height? (infill an existing steel frame tower)
Is there a melting point for plastic cement? (fire issue)
Is glass block a wall or window? (for perscriptive energy compliance)

Thank you for the idea. I hope it is a working part of the code.



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