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Wood Meets Seismic Design Requirements

Seismic loading is a concern in many areas of the world.

Computer simulation of seismic impact on building
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Computer simulation of seismic impact on building

Research and building code developments have demonstrated that wood structures can meet or exceed even the most demanding seismic design requirements. In this video, experts discuss how the light weight of wood compared to other building materials allows for a reduced horizontal force in seismic events.

Interested in learning more about seismic requirements? Take our Designing for Earthquakes CEU.

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