7.1.5 Openings at Braced Frames
Diaphragm openings immediately adjacent to the braced frames extend less than 25 percent of the length of the bracing.
For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The deficiency is similar to that described above for openings at shear walls.
Procedure for diaphragm shear: Verify that there is a path of forces and sufficient strength to deliver the diaphragm shear to the braced frame. The diaphragm shear is the seismic demand.
Procedure for lateral support of the frame: Treat the frame as a portion of the building using Fp as the demand.