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I received the following notice from CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project
mailing list that I believe would be of importance to those of you
interested in viewing or attending the next shake-table test on 12/12
which will simulate a 3-story wood apartment building with tuck-under

Additional discussions and threads will be tracked on the
Structuralist.Net Professional Forum.

Dennis S. Wish, PE
California Professional Engineer
Administrator - The Structuralist.Net
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-----Original Message-----
From: CUREE [mailto:curee(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 3:40 PM
To: Recipient List Suppressed:
Subject: 3-story woodframe building shake table experiment December 12,

Dear Subscriber to the CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project:

Task 1.1.2 in the CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project, under the
direction of Prof. Khalid Mosalam of UC Berkeley, features shake
table experiments with a full-scale three-story tuck-under-parking
apartment building.

On December 12, 2001 at 2 pm, the building will have its next phase
of experimentation on the shake table located at the UC Berkeley
Richmond Field Station in Richmond, California.

Television reporters are expected to cover the event, and their
cameras will have "first dibs" on good viewing spots in the lab, and
there is a limited amount of floor area, so we can't promise front
row seats to everyone.  However, you are invited to come and observe
the shake table experiment.

In this phase of the research, the three-story full-scale apartment
building has stucco exterior wall finish and gypsum board interior
wall finish.  A steel moment-resistant frame has been installed to
simulate a retrofitted building.  The Canoga Park Northridge
Earthquake record (approximately 0.5 g PGA) will be used.

Background information on this research, photos and diagrams of the
building, and directions to the Richmond Field Station will be
downloadable off the CUREE website on Friday.  A second email message
will provide that information.
Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering
1301 S. 46th Street
Richmond, CA  94804
e-mail: curee(--nospam--at)
tel: 510-231-9557   /   fax: 510-231-5664

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