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Here is a link to a video showing a 6 story wood structure undergoing a shake table test with seismic loading greater than the Northridge earthquake by 1.8 times, and easily surviving.  Enjoy.

 http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsmedia/neeswood/

 

Other links:

- Building Design + Construction: http://www.bdcnetwork.com/article/CA6671169.html

- Daily Commercial News - http://www.dcnonl.com/article/id34549

- FOX News: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,532565,00.html

- Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5314515/surprise-wooden-building-resists-75-magnitude-earthquake 

- National Public Radio: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106611639

- Popular Mechanics: http://www.origin.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4324941.html

- Simpson Strong-tie: http://www.strongtie.com/about/research/capstone-media.html

- SKY News: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Japan-Earthquake-Test-Tower-Block-Subjected-To-Fake-Quake-In-Kobe-In-Wake-Of-1995-Disaster/Article/200907215337269?lpos=World_News_News_Your_Way_Region_4&lid=NewsYourWay_ARTICLE_15337269_Japan_Earthquake_Test%3A_Tower_Block_Subjected_To_Fake_Quake_In_Kobe_In_Wake_Of_1995_Disaster

- Wired: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/07/quakesim/

 

 

Robert J. Jonkman, P.Eng.

Manager, Structural Engineering and Sustainable Design

Canadian Wood Council

Suite 400, 99 Bank Street

Ottawa, ON  K1P 6B9

Tel: 613-747-5544 ext 252

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email: rjonkman(--nospam--at)cwc.ca

 

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