5.4.1 Shearing Stress Check
The building satisfies the Quick Check of the shearing stress in the unreinforced masonry shear walls.
Generate the lateral loads using the Quick Check procedure of Section 18.104.22.168. The allowable stress (on the gross area) for solid brick masonry is 10 psi; for hollow unit masonry, 6 psi; and for grouted block masonry, 12.5 psi. If vavg is greater than the allowable stress, an Alternative Analysis of the structure shall be performed, or the building shall be placed in SPC 1.