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Discontinuous Special Moment Frame?

Discontinuous Special Moment Frame?

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Please see the attached moment frame elevation.  ASCE 7-05 Paragraph 12.2.5.5 requires that a special moment frame be CONTINUOUS to the foundation.  Does this frame meet the requirement, even though several beams at Level 3 will be simply-supported gravity beams?

In case you're wondering why anyone would ever design a frame like this:  We have a 2-story space which precludes the use of SMF detailing along the 4 interior bays at Level 3, and we have to meet AT/FP alternate path requirements.

I'm inclined to think the frame is continuous, albeit with three double-high columns at the interior.  Any thoughts?

-Brad

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