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Re: Survey: Joint/Ladder Reinf in Masonry

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I have seen joint reinf. used only back east where there are no seismic
forces. For seismic areas horiz. and vert. rebars are always used in
order to meet min. % reinf. requirements.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001 09:44:29 -0800 Michael Bryson <MBryson(--nospam--at)mhpse.com>
writes:
> 
> I wonder how many people call out joint reinf in their CMU walls 
> instead of
> rebar? It seems nobody uses joint reinf in California while it is 
> more
> common back East. Is there a specific reason why?
> 
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