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Andrew:

 

It’s a function of wall type, typically…

 

Brick and block walls require ladder type due to the varying expansion coefficients

And moisture absorption properties.

 

Simple CMU walls typically utilize truss type reinf.

 

 

Refer to Christine Beall’s masonry design book:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071377344/sr=1-1/qid=1155327247/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-5466181-3216055?ie=UTF8&s=books

 

 

 

David L. Fisher SE PE

Senior Director

 

Cape Cod Grand Cayman Holdings Ltd. - Cayman

Fisher+Partners Structural Engineers Ltd. - Cayman

372 West Ontario Chicago 60610

75 Fort Street Georgetown Grand Cayman BWI

319 A Street Boston 02210

 

 

312.573.1701

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312.622.0409 mobile

 

www.ccgch.com

www.fpse.com

 

 

 

 


From: Andrew Kester, PE [mailto:akester(--nospam--at)cfl.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 3:08 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: mortar bed reinforcement

 

What are the advantages of truss-type reinforcement vs ladder-type in mortar beds in CMU wall construction?

Opinions on is it really worth it for normal, everyday CMU walls, low(ish) shear, under 4 stories?

Is it worth the extra cost to specify?

 

Thanks in advance,

Andrew

 

Andrew Kester, PE
Principal/Project Manager
Lake Mary, FL