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Ascetics aside (i.e. the visible crack line from the joint) you will need to assume the soil under the slab settles and the horizontal rebar across the cold joint will need to take all the slab vertical loads such as a certain portion of slab dead weight, floor live load, and/or any vehicle/forklift loads.

Thomas Hunt

"Bill Allen" <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)>
05/22/2007 02:36 PM
Please respond to seaint
Alternate Cold Joint Location

Dear colleagues,
A contractor has requested an alternate cold joint location. In the sketch found in the link below:
Alternate A is the method shown on the approved plans.
Alternate B is what the contractor wants to do.
The dowels match the slab bars.
Should I have a concern about the request?
T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
Consulting Structural Engineers
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