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Historic-Size Quake Test Validates ‘Performance’ Seismic Design

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A magnitude-7.5 quake, simulated by a shake table on July 14, proved performance-based seismic design is valid for a six-story, wood-frame residential building on a one-story steel frame. Damage was negligible, say investigators from Colorado State University and Simpson Strong-Tie.

Historic-Size Quake Test Validates ‘Performance’ Seismic Design
Photo: Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
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