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SECTION 1611 - ANCHORAGE OF CONCRETE OR MASONRY WALLS

Concrete or masonry walls shall be anchored to all floors, roofs and other structural elements which provide required lateral support for the wall. Such anchorage shall provide a positive direct connection capable of resisting the horizontal forces specified in this chapter or a minimum force of 200 pounds per lineal foot (2.92 kN/m) of wall, whichever is greater. Walls shall be designed to resist bending between anchors where the anchor spacing exceeds 4 feet (1220 mm). Required anchors in masonry walls of hollow units or cavity walls shall be embedded in a reinforced grouted structural element of the wall. See Sections 1630, 1631.2.8 and 1631.2.9.

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