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Thank you!  This is excellent news and I am sure that it will be well
recieved.  I have forwarded your letter to Dr. Beck at Caltech.

Who is BQE? (did mean to type EQE?)  Do you happen to have a contact name or
number there?  Also do have a number for Nick Delli Quadri at Los Angeles
Building Department?  If not, they will be able to hunt him down.

Mike O'Brien

----- Original Message -----
From: Shafat Qazi <seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: live shake table test of a two-story wood house


> Mike:
>
> BQE is currently working with City of Los Angeles and ATC in developing a
> rating system for single family dwellings. I was recently told that City
of
> Los Angeles has purchased quite a few homes near LAX as a part of the
> expansion of the airport. I was also told that they are willing to lend
> these home for testing prior to demolition. You may want to contact Nick
> Delli Quadri at Los Angeles Building Department.
>
> Shafat
>
>
>
>
> At 04/28/00 11:27 AM, you wrote:
>
> >Speaking of which, Caltech is looking for existing wood frame buildings
of
> >various sizes, heights and ages to run tests on.  They want to place a
> >shaker on top of the building and measure the responses, period, etc.
They
> >would like it to be a building scheduled for demolition so that they
don't
> >have to worry about damaging it.  Please keep your eyes and ears out for
any
> >building candidates located in southern Caifornia.
> >
> >There will (hopefully) be a more formalized request on this forum in the
> >future from someone at Caltech.  In the mean time if you have any leads
you
> >can email me and I will forward them.
> >
> >Mike O'Brien
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Devlin, Dan <ddevlin(--nospam--at)BiggsCardosa.com>
> >To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 9:04 AM
> >Subject: live shake table test of a two-story wood house
> >
> >
> > >
> > > this may be worth watching:
> > >
> > >
> > > "Date: April 27, 2000
> > > To: CUREe-Caltech Woodframe Project Newsletter Subscribers
> > > From: CUREe
> > > Subject: 10:00am Friday, April 28 - Live Shake Test of a Two-Story
House
> >at
> > > UCSD
> > >
> > >
> > > You are invited to join a live webcast of an earthquake test at the
> > > University of California, San Diego.  The test is part of the $6.8
million
> > > CUREe-Caltech Woodframe Project. A dozen different universities are
> > > conducting testing and analysis in the Project. UCSD Structural
Engineers
> > > are performing earthquake tests on a two-story, 640 square-foot
full-scale
> > > woodframe house. These tests are directed by Professor Andre'
Filiatrault.
> > >
> > > The test is scheduled to occur at 10:00am Friday, April 28, 2000.
> > > Preliminary activities will be webcast beginning at 10:00am. The
webcast
> > > may be viewed by accessing the CUREe website at http://www.curee.org
> > >
> > > To view the webcast, you will need RealPlayer which can be downloaded
at
> > > http://www.real.com/player/index.html?src=000426realhome
> > >
> > > Beginning Monday, May 1, a more complete edited presentation of the
> >testing
> > > will be available on the CUREe Website.
> > >
> > > The house has been built on top of a shake table, and researchers plan
to
> > > shake the house with ground motions that were recorded during the 1994
> > > Northridge Earthquake near Los Angeles. Information from 300 sensors
on
> >the
> > > building will be used to create computer models to aid in evaluating
new
> > > building technologies
> > > and design methods.
> > >
> > > The project, funded mainly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
> > > (FEMA) through a grant administered by the California Office of
Emergency
> > > Services (OES), is aimed at developing reliable and economical ways to
> > > improve woodframe building performance in earthquakes. The project was
> > > proposed after the Northridge event when more than $20 billion in
property
> > > damage occurred to woodframe homes. Twenty-five people died because of
> > > building damage in that earthquake, and all but one of the fatalities
> > > occurred in this kind of construction."
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >  Dan Devlin
> > >  San Jose, CA
> > >
> > >
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