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Re: SCBF - Steel Concentrically Braced Frames in Special and Tal

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On Fri, 12 Jun 1998 11:21:03 -0700, you wrote:
> In the 1996 Blue Book in commentary section
> 707.1.1 it says that the code does not allow SCBF
> in special or tall buildings without the backup of
> a ductile moment frame.  I can not find this
> provision in the UBC or CBC.  Does any one out
> there know where such a provision exists?

See UBC (1997) Section 1629.7 and Table 16-N.  Height limits are 
placed on SCBF systems without a SMRF backup.

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