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Re: CMU Column Ties (horizontal)

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By ACI318-02, Section 2.1, a column is used primarily to support axial load.
That does not seem to be the function of these fence segments.  Though they
are of masonry, not concrete, this seems to be an authoritative definition
that should carry weight in an explanation to the building official.

Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer
South San Gabriel, CA
njineer(--nospam--at)att.net





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