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Zone 4? You'll need full grout and meet wall anchorage mins on the existing walls if you're increasing the load to these guys by 5% or more due to the addition...


On 1/12/07, David Topete <dtopete(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Yup.  "They" make California a tough lace to make a living, or a building.  Thanks for the info, Will.


David A. Topete, SE

Structural Engineer


From: Will Haynes [mailto:gtg740p(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 4:02 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Partial grout CMU shear wall


I use partial grouted walls walls all the time in my area. I heard California requires fully grouted?


Here is one basic reference I have used before:


The rest:




On 1/12/07, David Topete <dtopete(--nospam--at)> wrote:

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

Structural Engineer


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