Single Wythe Reinforced Walls Grange-over-Sands

Traditional masonry walls in Grange-over-Sands were relatively thick compared to their height. The introduction of reinforced masonry design has now created taller, slender single wythe masonry walls. The ability to construct thinner and taller walls results in initial cost savings, reduces space, and permits increased vertical clearance.

Booker & Son
01539 534365
Sycamore Down
Grange Over Sands
 
Msw Builders Ltd
01539 532519
Martinez
Grange Over Sands
 
Woodburn E & Son
01539 536312
Cherry Cottage
Grange Over Sands
 
Hodgson P
01539 552293
Windy Ridge
Grange Over Sands
 
Stephenson & Sons
01524 761355
66 Silverdale Road
Arnside
 
A & S
01539 533962
Oakfield
Grange Over Sands
 
Appleby & Walmsley Building & Property Maintenance
01539 532126
Lakeland Cottage
Grange Over Sands
 
Coward B
01539 533787
41 Lingarth
Grange Over Sands
 
Charlie Bell
01539 559421
16 Main St
Grange Over Sands
 
Clarke P & Son
01539 531627
Rock Lea
Ulverston
 

Single Wythe Reinforced Walls

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: October 1, 2006

By Walter A. Laska

Until recently, traditional masonry walls were relatively thick compared to their height. The introduction of reinforced masonry design has now created taller, slender single wythe masonry walls. The ability to construct thinner and taller walls results in initial cost savings, reduces space, and permits increased vertical clearance.

Reinforced single wythe masonry construction may require a connection in which the wall completely bypasses the steel joists. For this condition, an angle with sufficiently designed bearing capacity can be solidly grouted into a bond beam. This arrangement creates a ledger for the joist to bear on and connect to. The amount of required joist bearing should be determined by the applicable code. This type of connection results in an eccentrically loaded wall.

A structural analysis of the wall should be made to determine masonry reinforcement requirements. Ledger angles also can be bolted into the bond beam with expansion anchors after the masonry wall has been erected.

The ledger angle should be cut into sections and delivered to the site before masonry construction begins. Long sections of angles are difficult to install. Providing workable sections at the appropriate time assures proper angle embedment.

The means of joist attachment to the ledger angle should be determined by the amount of movement experienced by the joist.

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