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- From: "Joe Grill" <jgrill(--nospam--at)swiaz.com>
- Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:42:19 -0700
I have been ask (by the architect, owner, contractor and everyone else in town) to change the design of a concrete retaining/basement wall that was 12” thick to a CMU wall. The 16” thickness will reduce to 12” at 4 ft from the footing and then to 8” at 8 ft from the footing. At the base the CMU will require a 16” thickness. I am assuming the construction will be 2 wythes of 8” CMU. Is there any special detailing required to make the double wythe work? The wall will be solid grouted and will have quite a bit of vertical steel in both faces. I also have horizontal bars at 16” o.c. Is there anything else required?
Joseph R. Grill, P.E. (Structural)
Shephard - Wesnitzer, Inc.
Civil Engineering and Surveying
1146 W. Hwy 89A Suite B
Sedona, AZ 86340
PHONE (928) 282-1061
FAX (928) 282-2058
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