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Beam bearing on concrete wall

Beam bearing on concrete wall

Beam bearing on concrete wall

For a residential structure, do you guys provide embed plate and shim space for beam bearings? I want to provide some tolerance for the wall construction. Beam/weld plate to me is a must.

RE: Beam bearing on concrete wall

I call out non-shrink grout for adjustment. Rarely do I show an embed plate for residential.

RE: Beam bearing on concrete wall

Yeah unless for some odd reason there is a need for positive connection (maybe uplift or lateral) I'd just pocket it in and they can adjust the elevation with shims, then grout it all into place. That's for residential where bringing out a welder would guarantee I never work with that contractor again. I also rarely trust them to put the anchor bolts in the correct location, "What's an anchor bolt template?".

RE: Beam bearing on concrete wall


This job has an elevated floor slab w/ steel frames, so a (hopefully) competent erector will be on site.

Grout is the better solution.


RE: Beam bearing on concrete wall

Quote (Rarely do I show an embed plate for residential)

even for real projects...unless you can accommodate adjustment.

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