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I wanted to see how tall some of you are letting your non load brg cmu partition walls get before putting in a thickened slab or footing. (I know the soil properties factor into this).
 
I don't like for the walls to get much over 6 or 8ft before putting something extra in. This is for an average 2500 psf soil site, moderate seismic. So usually that's pretty much most all of the walls for me.
 
However, I know other engineers that let the walls get up around 15 or 16ft on a 4 inch slab. The walls are braced at the top, and the load at the bottom should be about
1 kip/ft, but this just doesn't seem right to me. Am I being too conservative again?
 
Will


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