I have a fairly regular shaped two story homes being designed with the 1st story as CMU and the 2nd story 2x6 framing. The roof is a 7/12 gable and the upper floor shear walls running parallel with the ridge have windows/doors pretty much everywhere. All my aspect ratios for my segments along these walls are greater than the allowable limits. The whole second floor pretty much is open and none of my interior walls line up with walls below to be used for shear. I ran some numbers using the APA force transfer around openings calculator but I am getting very high shear wall deflections as I expected. What would be the best options to move forward?
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