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There is no code requirement to use sold grouted walls in California or anywhere except when using Stack Bond.

 

However it usually common practice and more economical in California to use solid grouted.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerard Madden, SE [mailto:gmse4603(--nospam--at)gmail.com]
Sent:
Friday, January 12, 2007 4:42 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Partial grout CMU shear wall

 

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...

-g

On 1/12/07, David Topete <dtopete(--nospam--at)gfdseng.com> 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)gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 4:02 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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:

 

Will

 

On 1/12/07, David Topete <dtopete(--nospam--at)gfdseng.com> 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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-gm