5.5.3 Infill Walls
The infill walls are continuous to the soffits of the frame beams.
For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The deficiency is in the strength of the columns. Check the shear capacity of the columns to develop opposing yield moments at top and bottom of the short free height or to resist required force amplified by the factor Cd/2, but not less than 1.5.