049. Seismic Response of Multi-Storey Timber Buildings

By Dr. Tobias Smith. Course Number WWOL049, Year Created 2015. Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, EIC – Handout: Yes. This presentation will focus on low damage multi-storey timber buildings. After a major seismic event a low damage building should not only be intact but be usable with no or minimal post quake intervention. The presentation will illustrate how over ten new structures using post tensioned timber walls or frames, recently constructed in New Zealand meet this expectation. Opportunities for Canada will also be discussed.

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