4.2.4 Moment Connections
All beam-column connections in the lateral-force-resisting moment frame have full-penetration flange welds and a bolted or welded web connection.
For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The deficiency is in the strength of the connection. Check the connection on the basis of its strength. Check the member capacities using appropriate R values. Connections that do not develop the flexural capacity of the member require use of the R value for ordinary frames.