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10/lw factor....why can't we get along?

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If the intent of the 10/lw factor in section 1630.1.1 was to reward long shearwalls and not to penalize short shearwalls, why doesn't the UBC adopt SEAONC's recommendation and say that this factor does not have to be greater than 1?
Does the UBC know how much this one omission is costing builders?  I'd like to
get opinions from Building Officials & other code agencies on this subject.