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RE: Can special concrete shear walls be precast in ASCE7-05?

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Scott,
There is a bit of an issue with nomenclature consistency.  Look in the definition section of ACI 318-05, page 307.   

Regards,
Harold Sprague

> Subject: Can special concrete shear walls be precast in ASCE7-05?
> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:25:03 -0800
> From: Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)usace.army.mil
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
> Can you have special concrete shear walls that are "precast" in a building
> frame system with ASCE 7-05? ASCE 7-05 Table 12.14-1 only lists
> "intermediate precast shear walls" and "ordinary precast shear walls" in the
> building frame systems stuff.
>
> There are "special reinforced concrete shear walls" listed but not "special
> reinforced precast shear walls". ACI 318-05 has requirements for special
> precast walls. ASCE 7-05 14.2.2.10 has amendments to ACI 318-05 21.8.1 for
> special precast walls.
>
> I am assuming special precast walls are allowed under the "special reinforced
> concrete shear walls".
>
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