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It’s the larger of 1.33 time the required flexural steel, or shrinkage steel per 7.12.


Ben Yousefi, SE, CBO

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From: Gerard Madden, SE [mailto:gmse4603(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 3:55 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Minimum footing steel


In the UBC, you could avoid minimum steel in footings if you provided 1/3rd more than required for strength.

In the new code, I think that's been stricken and you must at least comply with temp steel requirements but not per ACI 318 section 10.5.4 & You do not have to meet ACD 10.5.1 for min flex steel.

Is that the case? It's been a while since I went diving thru an ACI (college) so maybe I'm missing something.