§ 1613.8.9.6. Limitations.  

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  • The following lateral force-resisting-elements shall not be designed to resist lateral forces below the base level diaphragm in the direction normal to the downhill direction:


    Cement plaster and lath;


    Gypsum wallboard; and


    Tension-only braced frames.

    Braced frames designed in accordance with the requirements of Section 2205.2.1.2 of this Code may be designed as lateral-force-resisting elements in the direction normal to the downhill direction, provided lateral forces do not induce flexural stresses in any member of the frame. Deflections of frames shall account for the variation in slope of diagonal members when the frame is not rectangular.

    (Ord. 2016-0053 § 23, 2016.)

    1613.8.10   Specific design provisions.