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RE: PEMB Tie Beam

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Use Hairpins bars and dump the load into the slab reinforcement and don't allow longitudinal construction joints in the slab.


From: IRV FRUCHTMAN [mailto:ifaeng(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Sun 7/13/2008 11:16 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: PEMB Tie Beam

Need advice again
I just finished a PEMB foundation where the thrust (13k) was taken by hairpins in a reinforced slab. The client now informs me that he can't afford the slab and he'll just have a dirt floor.  The problem is that there will be a large boat transporter moving in this space, with design tire loads over 20k. I'm trying to make a tie beam work. When the transporter crosses the tie beam I calculate (from Roark) that it causes a tension force over half the thrust.  
Any suggestions?


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