An issue has come to light on the project with regards to the dowels ("L" bars) tying the compression steel into the top mat reinforcing steel of the footing/slab of the vault. The question has been raised that the dowels have not embedded deep enough into the footing. I have searched throughout the ACI and have not found any requirements for the compression steel, yet the Owner's representative insists that there is (without providing an ACI section) and has gone as far as to reject the work in place. The rep's reason for the rejection is that he feels that the wall should be treated as a two way slab and should conform to Chapter 13 of the ACI, which requires that the bottom steel extend 6 inches over the support. I believe, in this case, that the comparison is incorrect to treat the wall as such.
Have I missed something? Common sense tells me this is ok, but I thought I should ask...