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- Subject: TMS 402/ASCE 4/ACI 530 Pilaster Question
- From: "Bill Allen" <t.w.allen(--nospam--at)cox.net>
- Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 14:46:19 -0700
Are all vertical load supporting elements columns when it comes to masonry?
Specifically, I have a 16” square pilaster supporting a trellis. The plan checker considers this element a column and is insisting that I provide ties at 8”. I contend that the pilaster is primarily a flexural member and that fa/F’m is very, very small. I seem to recall this in the concrete section (P<=0.10f’cAg or something like that), but I don’t really see a definition of a column in the masonry section of the code. Of course, I don’t yet have TMS 402, so I’m kind of flying blind.
Any clarifications would be appreciated.
T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
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