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Andy:

You will want to take a look at the forthcoming 2005 MSJC (masonry code).
It has a new Appendix A that deals with strength design of autoclaved
aerated concrete masonry.  The 2005 MSJC is supposed to be out in
February.

HTH,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Andy Richardson wrote:

> List members,
>
> I was speaking to an architect about AAC (aerated autoclaved concrete)
> for wall applications in residential structures.  I also read an
> interesting article in Structure magazine on this.
>
> My question is- Can out-of-plane wind loads of 130 mph 3s gust possibly
> be met with the solid (unreinforced) blocks?
>
> Any information on this would be helpful.  Apparently it is becoming
> quite common in this area, primarily for its use as a backing for
> stucco.  From what I understand, AAC is being used as an unreinforced
> infill system between a steel frame, or as a bearing wall system with
> threaded rods at 4' on center (for uplift).  I think the first model
> seems expensive, and I am not confident that either option meets the out
> of plane wind load requirements.  I looked up the legacy report and saw
> there is an equation for flexural strength of "plain" unreinforced AAC
> walls, but have not evaluated it further.
>
> Regards,
> Andy Richardson, PE
> Bluffton, SC
>
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