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Earthquake Tests Completed on Multifamily Tower in Japan

Seismic testing should result in new design approaches for taller wood-frame buildings in earthquake-prone areas More

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Appetite for Destruction: Multifamily Building in Japan Undergoes Earthquake Tests Appetite for Destruction: Multifamily Building in Japan Undergoes Earthquake Tests

Funded in part by a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NEESWood Capstone tests are a collaborative effort between Simpson Strong Tie and major engineering universities, including Colorado State and Texas A&M, to develop new design approaches for taller wood-frame buildings in urban, earthquake-prone areas. The results could also have wide-reaching effects on future multifamily design philosophies, approaches to property management during crises, and even the application of renter’s insurance in earthquake-prone areas. More

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