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I  have a project  ( 6000 sq. ft house) permitted a few months ago under the 
94 UBC.  Before contractor started construction decorator made  some changes 
to the window location  in one wall. (Instead of two longer wall now I have 
three shorter walls of about 6' each.)     I checked with building official 
and was told to design that  wall line only to comply with the 97 code.  
Since I had a pair of cantilevered columns in line with this shear wall I 
used an R=2.2.  Based on the soil report I ended up with a base shear of 
about  .56W/1.4=.45W.  That's compared to the original factor of  0.183W.  
Building official also wants me to also design for the Redundancy factor. How 
can Rho be determined under these circumstances. Any ideas or suggestions