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The 94 and 97 UBCs require both flanges of beams at the point of 
intersection of chevron braces in special concentric braced frames to 
be laterally supported directly or *indirectly*.  2211.9.4.1

The 94 NEHRP Recommended provisions do not require direct lateral 
support but do require the beam to be designed for a lateral load = 
1.5% of flange strength.  (But no load combination is specified!)

For **indirect** support, has your local B.O. allowed you to design 
per the NEHRP provisions?   Would appreciate comments on this 
approach.

Thanks,

Dave Evans