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Tuesday, October 28, 2003, 9:07:51 AM, you wrote:

Hac> What's the reaction to IBC '03, Section 2107.2.3, Equation
Hac> 21-2, which modifies ACI 530-02, w/ a new masonry lap
Hac> splice equation? This can nearly double, for example, the lap
Hac> length for a #6 bar to nearly six feet! This is not yet in ACI
Hac> 530.1-02, where the 40/48 bar diameter rule still holds. My
Hac> understanding from NCMA is that the change was prompted by adverse
Hac> test results, but it seems like an impractical overkill and I have
Hac> never heard of any lap splice problems to warrant a change.

Is not the equation 21-2 in IBC 2000 the same as the 2003? We had heard
that they (ICC) were talking about revising that equation in the IBC
2003, guess not?

Best regards,
 Mike Jones, P.E.             mailto:mike(--nospam--at)

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