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RE: cable x-bracing

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Check the website:

http://www.curee.org/

I believe members that appeared to be x-bracing were really just part of the
test apparatus for measuring movement and did not provide structural
strength. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Kestner [mailto:jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 6:59 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: cable x-bracing
> 
> 
> A few weeks ago, on the national news, I saw a test of a 2  story wood
> framed house undergoing a simulated earthquake in a lab. I 
> couldn't help
> but notice that the structure had several bays of x-bracing (rods or
> cables) on the outside. The structure seemed to perform well, but the
> media gave very little information on it. I believe it was done in
> California.
> 
> Can anyone provide us with more info. about this test?
> 
> 
> Jim Kestner, P.E.
> Green Bay, Wi.
> 
> 
> 
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