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I'm in!

How come "normal" anchors still work in masonry?  If I just place a
masonry unit in the concrete around my anchor bolts, can I just design
to ACI 530?

-----Original Message-----
From: Haan, Scott M POA [mailto:Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)usace.army.mil] 
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:14 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: ACI 318 Appendix D

Does anyone want to help me organize an anchor bolt Tea Party?

-----Original Message-----
From: Haan, Scott M POA 
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:13 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: RE: ACI 318 Appendix D

Why doesn't the ACI code committee just write a provision at the
beginning of
Appendix D that says you have to either have a doctorate and a lot of
free
time or purchase DS Anchor if you want to design anchor bolts?

Personally I liked the 94 UBC. 

-----Original Message-----
From: SGE Structural [mailto:sgordin(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:05 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: ACI 318 Appendix D

We start resembling lawyers looking for loopholes.  From the structural
standpoint, the thru bolts in pullout are essentially the same thing as
the
cast-in bolts.  
So, I will not be surprised to see them included in the next edition or
some
errata.
 
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
     

	----- Original Message ----- 
	From: Garner, Robert <mailto:rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com>  
	To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org 
	Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 14:08
	Subject: RE: ACI 318 Appendix D


	In our office, we through-bolt all our concrete anchors and
avoid
Appendix D entirely.

	 

	One engineer in our office has a detail where he attaches the
heads
of his anchor bolts to chains which are in turn fastened to large chunks
of
Iron dropped in the bottom of the concrete pour, all to avoid Appendix
D.

	 

	"We don't need no stinkin' Appendix D".

	 

	
________________________________


	From: Bill Allen [mailto:t.w.allen(--nospam--at)cox.net] 
	Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:26 PM
	To: Seaint
	Subject: ACI 318 Appendix D

	 

	O.K., I've beaten my head against the wall long enough. I've
decided
that a post-installed anchor won't work in tension for anything I
design.

	 

	I feel better now.

	 

	 

	T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.

	ALLEN DESIGNS <http://www.AllenDesigns.com> 

	Consulting Structural Engineers
	 V (949) 248-8588 * F(949) 209-2509

	 


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