7.1.6 Openings at Exterior Masonry Shear Walls
Diaphragm openings immediately adjacent to exterior masonry walls are no more than 8 feet long.
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 shear wall. The diaphragm shear is the demand.
Procedure for lateral support of the wall: Treat the wall as a portion of the building using Fp as the demand.