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RE: UBC 2213A.8.3.1

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>>What is the design seismic force? Is it the load due to E or the load due
to E/1.4.<<

-Load due to E.

>>If the connections are designed as slip critical, shall we use 1.7 x the
allowable slip load or could we use 1.7 x the allowable load for bearing
type connections<<

You may take 1.7 x the allowable load for bearing type connections.  See
Seismic Provisions for Steel Building, Commentary C7.2.


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