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RE: Masonry shear walls - Response Modification factor

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The seismic provisions of ASCE 7-98 are based on FEMA 302.  FEMA 302 defines the various types of masonry shear walls and the requirements.

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From: Alden Manipula, E.I.T. [mailto:amanipula(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:18 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Masonry shear walls - Response Modification factor

In BOCA-99, table 1610.3.3, they have listed under "Loadbearing wall system" Reinforced masonry shear walls.  But under table of ASCE-7-98 the have listed Special/Intermediate/Ordinary reinforce masonry shear walls.

Can anyone please explain, or tell me where to find the definitions for, Special/Intermediate/Ordinary reinforced masonry shear walls?

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