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Situation:  typical nailer on top of a cmu wall.  Joists bearing on nailer and ties (H2.5) connecting joist to nailer for uplift.

Problem: DSA (California) backcheck comment believes that cross-grain bending of the nailer needs to be avoided and to design direct connection to cmu wall.

 

I have never seen the code address cross-grain bending in anything other than lateral anchorage of masonry/concrete walls to diaphragms.  Does the code somewhere specify that cross-grain bending in this situation is not allowed?  Any help would be appreciated.

 

TIA,

 

Doug Mayer, SE

Structural Engineer