Updates on Research Task Progresses

Task 4b Plan

This task involves design, construction, and testing of a 2-story full scale mass timber building with the resilient rocking wall system. The new knowledge that will be generated from this test include:

The specimen is shown below, with an open floor plan and reasonably realistic diaphragm aspect ratio

Construction started in June. Testing will start early July.

Collaborators on the Testing Program


Simpson Stong-Tie

Oregon State University's Tallwood Design Institute

Forest Products Laboratory

Softwood Lumber Board

DR Johnson Lumber Co.

City of Springfield OR


Public Test Scheduled 7/13/2017

Details coming soon...

Test Program Updates

Live construction camera feeds HERE

The following are some Photo updates from the construction and testing program

Foundation Day 1
Day 2 Day 3
Day 4 Detail 1
Detail 2 Student on site
Rocking wall installation Adding seismic mass