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Imagine a narrow and long building (1 x 10 bays) that needs to be seismically reinforced.
 
If I use shear walls in the front long side, is it allowed to use braced frames in the back long side? In other words, can I use two different systems in the same direction? Does this qualify as a dual system?
 
Javier Encinas
Encinas & Assoc.