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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wilson [mailto:wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 9:54 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Tilt-up panel jamb steel

Not being too familiar with tilt-up, it seems logical
that the openings should have thickened panel sections
with additional reinforcing steel, or additional steel
channels or beams to support jamb and header loads. 
Am I missing something about tilt-up construction, or
were these panels not designed appropriately?
-----/Original Message-----

I cannot speak to this specific design, of course, but I can say that
I've run across woefully underreinforced tilt-up panels in the course of
investigation of structural problems (usually distress indicated by
concrete cracking), including lack of attention to what goes on at the
jambs of openings.

So IMO your concern is not unreasonable. 

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