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Re: Stepped Bond Beams

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Why not form and use a cast-in-place concrete cap with lapped horizontal reinforcement bars.  Bars and top of concrete sloped.
Paul J. Sullivan, PE
STV Inc.

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From: "Sklar, Mitch" <Mitch.Sklar(--nospam--at)>
I would like to obtain some ideas on how to detail a gable end wall stepped bond beam. The NCMA suggest to use a cut masonry rake with the vertical wall reinforcement lapped into the beam. A coworker has suggested using horizontal bond beams every other course. Assuming the eave height is 10' and the ridge is 28', this would require a lot of bond beams. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank You

Mitchell J. Sklar, PE, MBA
Structural Engineer
D W K C B     A R C H I T E C T S
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