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This is correct.  However, imagine a 10 ft free-standing CMU wall in CA with 
 #5 rebars stressed to 90% of Fs=24ksi (ASD). Will you be comfortable with 
lap-splicing these rebars by 26 inches? Like as if it was in concrete?



V. Steve Gordin PhD
Licensed Structural Engineer
SGE Consulting Structural Engineers
2081 Business Center Drive #105
Irvine CA 92612

On Oct 30, 2014, at 11:27 AM, lrhauer(--nospam--at) wrote:

> Steve,
> Unless the formulas ahve changed from the '05 and '11 masonry codes, that
> sounds about right based on Equation 2-12 of the ACI 530-11. There used 
> to be something in the code that if you had multiple bars in a cell with 
> less than a certain spacing, lap lenghts needed to be increased by like 
> 50% or so. Not sure if it is still there.
> Larry Hauer, S.E.
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steve Gordin <sgordin(--nospam--at)>
>> Sent: Oct 30, 2014 9:29 AM
>> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
>> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] CMU rebar splice
>> Good morning,
>> Have you noticed that the CMU rebar splicing per ACI 530-13 was drastically 
>> reduced?  For 8" CMU, the centered #5 rebars with 3" cover appear to 

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