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RE: Partial grout CMU shear wall

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NCMA has some decent design guides.
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-----Original Message-----
From: David Topete [mailto:dtopete(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 3:49 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Partial grout CMU shear wall

I’m analyzing and designing for a supermarket that’s enlarging, and has been added on over the years.  A lot like the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.  Original construction is 6” concrete tilt-up.  Addition 1 was partial grout masonry, 30yrs ago.  Addition 2 was an extension on Add’n 1, and partial grout CMU as well.  Is there a reference out there for analysis and/or design of partial grout masonry?  This is hollow concrete block with bond beams at 48”o/c max., and vertical steel at 32” or 48”o/c.  Any help is much appreciated.


David A. Topete, SE

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