Seismic Testing Results Support Seven-Story Wood-Frame Construction

In NEESWood Capstone seismic testing—the culmination of a four-year, $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a new design approach for taller wood-frame buildings in earthquake-prone areas—Colorado State University in collaboration with Simpson Strong-Tie and other partners conducted a test on the world’s largest earthquake shake-table near Kobe, Japan, on July 14

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