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Shear reinforcement for beam-column connections

Q. Where can I find information about shear reinforcement for beam-column connections in intermediate moment frames?


A. Section 18.4.4 of AACI 318-19 includes earthquake resistance requirements for joints in intermediate moment frames. You may wish to refer to ACI 352R, “Recommendations for Design of Beam-Column Connections in Monolithic Reinforced Concrete Structures,” for additional information on vertical joint reinforcement.


References: ACI 318-19; ACI 352R-02

Topics in Concrete: 318 Building CodeDesign; Joints, Structural; Shear

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