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Dear List,


I have a 12x12 col (fc’=3, fy=40ksi) with 4,#6 bars as longitudinal reinforcement. Ties as per loads are #3@ 6”c/c.


Since it is part of a special moment frame, so when I check transverse reinforcement from subject clause (Eq-21-4) I need #5 hoop @3”c/c in the confinement region. Isn’t this a bit too much or am I not reading it correctly.


Best regards,

Shiraz Shahid.