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RE: Masonry in Las Vegas Fully Grouted or Partially Grouted

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Jake,

 

What is a “special masonry wall”?

 

Rich

 


From: Jake Watson [mailto:jake.watson1(--nospam--at)gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 9:52 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Masonry in Las Vegas Fully Grouted or Partially Grouted

 

How do you do special masonry walls with partial grout?  The L/3 spacing requirement all but mandates solid grout for anything but the most simple walls.  You have to have a 12 foot long pier before you can use bond beams at 48" on center.  Any pier less than 6 feet long requires bond beams at 24" on center, you might as well grout solid at that point.

P.S. How many people use Strength Design for masonry?  I have done it for several years and am the only one in my office using it.  Now I am studying for the NCEES SEII exam and I can't use it!  I must re-learn the WSD methods and it driving me nuts!

Jake Watson, P.E.
Salt Lake City, UT