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Wood building withstands major-earthquake shake test

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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.


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Robert J. Jonkman, P.Eng.

Manager, Structural Engineering and Sustainable Design

Canadian Wood Council

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