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Good question - I am finalizing a set of plans with
the same situation.  I hadn't put any thought into the
constructability of that detail.  Maybe they'll pack
each top block with stiff grout from the end as they
proceed along the top of the wall.  Not that that's

If you figure it out, please let me know.

Jim Wilson

--- Rich Lewis <seaint03(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> I am detailing a pre-engineered metal building that
> has an 8" CMU wall to
> +12'-8" AFF, then metal panel wall.  The wall
> bypasses the rigid frames.  I
> have a steel channel at the top of the wall where
> the CMU transitions to
> steel panel.  I was wondering about the best way to
> detail this, considering
> timing of construction.
> If I assume all the steel members and girts will be
> erected first, then the
> masonry constructed, I see difficulty getting the
> last course of masonry
> installed.  I would like to grout the top course
> solid and anchor it to the
> steel channel.  If I assume the rigid frames go up
> first, and then the
> masonry wall, and then the wall girts, the steel
> erector must come out to
> the site twice, which is not cost effective.  If the
> masonry goes up first
> it is in the way of the steel erector, plus I want
> to tie the wall to the
> columns with ties.
> A solution I can think of is to not connect the top
> channel girt to the
> columns, but let it hang in place with threaded sag
> rods.  After the masonry
> is installed the girt can be lowered and attached to
> the columns.
> Any other suggestions on how to sequence this?
> Thanks.
> Rich

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