6.1.3 Tension-Only Braces
Tension-only braces are not used as the primary diagonal bracing elements in structures over two stories in height.
The deficiency is in the strength of the braces. Check the braces. If they are tension-only, and the building is over two stories in height, place the building in SPC 1. Tension-only bracing of small penthouse structures may be reviewed using the procedures in Section 2.4.6. Conforming buildings which fail this check shall be placed in SPC 4.