Special prestressed masonry shear walls shall comply with the requirements of Section 22.214.171.124.5 of ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 and shall be designed by Chapter 4, Section 4.4.3, of ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 for flexural strength and by Section 126.96.36.199.2 of ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 for shear strength. Sections 188.8.131.52.5(a), 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.2(c) of ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 shall be applicable for reinforcement. Flexural elements subjected to load reversals shall be symmetrically reinforced. The nominal moment strength at any section along a member shall not be less than one-fourth the maximum moment strength. The cross-sectional area of bonded tendons shall be considered to contribute to the minimum reinforcement in Section 18.104.22.168.5 of ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402.
Prestressing tendons shall consist of bars conforming to ASTM A 722.