8.3.2 Transfer to Steel Frames
The method used to transfer diaphragm shears to the steel frames is approved for use under lateral loads.
For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The deficiency is in the capacity of the connection to transfer shear. Evaluate the capacity of the load-transfer mechanism provided, using AISC design methods or approved manufacturer's data. Compare this capacity to the assumed lateral force distribution.