> A question for you code experts out there:
> According to Table 16-N, 1997 UBC --
> Item No. 6: Concrete Shear Wall-Frame Interaction Systems
> Footnote 8: Prohibited in Zones 2A, 2B, 3, 4 -- see Section 1633.2.7
> Section 1633.2.7:
> Concrete Frames:
> Item No. 2: In Seismic Zone 2, the concrete frames, at a minimum,
> intermediate moment-resisting frames.
> If I am interpreting this correctly, does this mean I can use concrete
> Wall-Frame interaction systems in Zone 2, as long as the concrete
> designed and detailed to be intermediate moment-resisting frames?
> Thanks in advance for your help.