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This a means and methods issue that belongs to the concrete sub that has to do with his
form's ability to withstand the pressure of wet concrete. If his forms are capable, there
are no limits to a "lift" that I am aware of

Tarek Mokhtar, SE
Laguna Beach, Ca

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I would put the questions to the contractor ...his bracing and shoring will make all the difference. Most owners have not understanding until the forms give way and it is always the engineers fault because you talked about the subject.
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA

In a message dated 11/17/2008 6:33:33 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, t.w.allen(--nospam--at) writes:
I've got a residential project where there is going to be a new basement. The basement walls are cast in place concrete. The owner is asking me if there is a four foot height limit per pour. I know of a four foot height limit per "lift" in masonry construction, but this is new to me. Of course, I don't do a lot of CIP walls.
CBC 2007.
T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
Consulting Structural Engineers
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