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Title: 2002 aisc seismic provisions

the commentary for part 1 - special concentrically braced frames - bracing connections - required strength (c13.3a) pg. 118 states "the minimum of two criteria, (i.e. the nominal expected axial tension strength of the bracing member and the maximum force that COULD be generated by the overall system) determines the required strength of both the bracing connection and the beam to column connection if it is part of the bracing system".

question #1 - how many of you design the connection per the nominal expected axial tension strength?

question #2 - how many of you are using the maximum force that COULD be generated?  that's also know as "Em", right?

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