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Yes, I design that way not only in concrete, but also in masonry whenever 
anchor bolts are installed to support a concentrated load and regardless of 
the material used to transfer that concentrated load. The ties provide 
*confinement* to the concrete and increases its ability to take compressive 
forces.  In masonry walls, I use hairpins around anchor bolts at edges of 
openings and ends of walls.

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

Keith Fix wrote:

. > But do you detail this way, and why?

. > -Keith

. > --- Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Keith,
> Good practice is not always codified.
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> Keith Fix wrote:
> . > I give up! I can't find it!
> . > My boss remebers a code requirement for ties around anchor bolts for
> steel
> . > columns and/or at the tops of concrete pedestals for steel columns.  We 
> . > have only been able to find the requirement in the earthquake section of

> . > UBC 97, but not for general loading or in any other code.
> . > If anyone knows where this code requirement can be found, PLEASE REPLY!
> . > Also, your usual practice and engineering judgement is also appreciated.

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