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Special Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Design Based on ACI 318-05 / IBC 06 2

Special Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Design Based on ACI 318-05 / IBC 06

Special reinforced concrete shear walls are walls conforming to the requirements of ACI 318 for special reinforced concrete structural walls or special precast structural walls.

This current article discusses one of the most significant technical changes – located in the seismic design provisions for special or specially detailed shear walls, which are the only shear walls that can be used as part of the seismic force-resisting system of a building assigned to Seismic Design Categories (SDC) D …

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