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To all the URM people out there:

UCBC, retrofit of unreinforced masonry buildings, special procedure:

Since a new crosswall is not considered a shear wall and its intent is
to decrease the displacement of the diaphragm at the center of the
diaphragm relative to the end shear walls, is it necessary to provide a
collector element dragging load into the crosswall?


Mark D. Baker
Baker Engineering