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# 10.3.1 *Dimensional Limits*

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10.3.1.1

For columns with a square, octagonal, or other shaped cross section, it shall be permitted to base gross area considered, required reinforcement, and design strength on a circular section with a diameter equal to the least lateral dimension of the actual shape.

10.3.1.2

For columns with cross sections larger than required by considerations of loading, it shall be permitted to base gross area considered, required reinforcement, and design strength on a reduced effective area, not less than one-half the total area. This provision shall not apply to columns in special moment frames or columns not part of the seismic-force-resisting system required to be designed in accordance with Chapter 18.

10.3.1.3

For columns built monolithically with a concrete wall, the outer limits of the effective cross section of the column shall not be taken greater than 1.5 in. outside the transverse reinforcement.

10.3.1.4

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