10 months ago
Professor Andy Buchanan from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand reviews the performance of wood, steel and concrete in seismic zones with favorable results for wood design. Case studies include new post‐tensioned timber building systems under construction in the re‐build of Christchurch, New Zealand, following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
Natural disasters are promoting new innovations specifically for resilient or low damage design, and wood has a significant role in this design. To view wood-related seismic resources, visit http://www.rethinkwood.com/...