Structural Masonry Detailing: Confined Lap Splices

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Most designers who engineer reinforced masonry know that code provisions for lap splice lengths have been evolving over the past few code editions. A newer confinement-steel option is available that has the potential to significantly reduce the lap splice lengths, especially for larger diameter bars, through confinement of the structural reinforcement. Join Ed Huston for an overview of this newer option based on the 2016 TMS 402 lap spice provisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline life safety issues related to lap splicing structural masonry reinforcement.
  • Contrast 2018 IBC options for lap splicing structural masonry reinforcement.
  • Identify IBC compliant “non-confined” masonry reinforcement lap splice detailing.
  • Identify IBC compliant “confined” masonry reinforcement lap splice detailing.

Presenter: Ed Huston
Date Presented: September 10, 2020
Credit: 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU