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I am resending this.  Sorry for any inconvenience that might have caused.

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> Dear Sir/Madam:
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> The design of a 10 story SMRF demands a "very" strong beam at the 10th floor level due to a very heavy dead load (5 times as much compared to other floors) at this level.  Rest of the floors carry usual dead + live.  If I am required to meet the SCWB criteria as per the ACI/UBC, then I need to make the columns supporting the 10th floor and the 11th floor quite heavy (strong).  However, since my lower floor beams are considerably lighter, I can relax the strength of the lower floor columns to the extent that it satisfies both the SCWB criteria at those levels and the strength criteria from the load combo.  
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> Is it "PRACTICAL" to have a heavy (strong) column on an intermediate floor (in order to satisfy the SCWB criteria on that level) and then curtail the reinforcement on the bottom floors so that a reduced strength is achieved as required?  I was thinking whether this would introduce a possible weak story in the 9th floor level where I reduce the strength by curtailing the reinforcements appropriately.
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> Thanks very much in advance for your thoughts.
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> Regards,
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> Sat
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