Welcome to NHERI Tall Wood Project
A good INTERVIEW on the investigative 2-story building test in 2017 at NHERI@UCSD
Shake table test Footage of the 2-story mass timber building test.
This is an NSF-funded project to develop and validate a resilient-based seismic design methodology for tall wood buildings. The project started in September 2016 and will last till 2020. The project team will validate the design methodology through shake table testing of a 10-story full-scaled wood building specimen at NHERI@UCSD. It will be the world's largest wood building tested at full-scale.
An NSF-funded planning project was completed in 2016 and provided the conceptual and technical preparation of this project. More information about the planning project and its (downloadable) deliverables can be found here: NEES Tall Wood Planning Project
Tall Wood Building Example: Framework Project
Full Scale 2-story building test at NHERI@UCSD in 2017
Test Building at NHERI@UCSD (7/2/2017)
Project in progress...
This is a brief list of the newest development in the project. Please check the RESEARCH tab for more details.
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- 05/2018: Preliminary design of the 10-story test building started.
- 07/2017: Public test of the 2-story mass timber building completed, preparing for more testing.
- 07/2017: Public test of the 2-story mass timber building scheduled on 7/13/2017.
- 06/2017: Full-scale 2-story building construction starts, Chick it out!
- 06/2017: Research team arrive on site NHERI@UCSD to kick off Full-scale 2-story mass timber building test
- 04/2017: Team designing for the full-scale 2-story mass timber building test at NHERI@UCSD from June~July 2017
- 03/2017: Team preparing for a full-scale 2-story mass timber building test at NHERI@UCSD
- 01/2017: Team seeking donations and preparing for sub-assembly tests at NHERI@Lehigh
- 11/2016: Archetype meeting of the project held at LEVER Architectures Portland OR office
- 09/2016: Kick-off conference call