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I don't do a whole lot of steel MF design, but I believe that you can use an
OMRF in zones 3 and 4 - you just take a hit on the Rw factor.  But, since
you seem to have excessive strength anyway, this might be the way to go.

T. Eric R. Gillham PE
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-----Original Message-----
From: Syed A Masroor [mailto:smasroor(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2000 8:50 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Simple building

I am designing a very simple one-storied building in ZONE 3. Seismic
loads even with R=4 are quite within frames capacity.  Is there any way
of getting around SMRF requirements?