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RE: CMU Stair/Elevator Shaft

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Jim,

The walls may have a long "out-of-plane" span (ground floor to roof) as
there may be no support at the intermediate floor(s).

Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wilson [mailto:wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 8:09 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: CMU Stair/Elevator Shaft


Just curious, is there any reason why a CMU stairway
inside a steel building would have to be or should be
any greater than 8" thick?  Fire rating is not an
issue and the block theoretically leans on the steel
for lateral loads.  The building is only 3 stories
tall.

Jim Wilson, PE
Stroudsburg, PA

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