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16184.108.40.206.3 Special Moment Frames
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A special moment frame that is used but not required by Table 1617.6.2 is permitted to be discontinued and supported by a stiffer system with a lower response modification coefficient, R, provided the requirements of Sections 1620.2.3 and 1620.4.1 are met. Where a special moment frame is required by Table 16 17.6.2, the frame shall be continuous to the foundation.