As part of Fast + Epp’s ongoing work to push the boundaries of Tall Wood construction in seismic zones, this testing program aims to develop a new dissipative system for use in timber braced frames or other timber lateral systems where the connections provide energy dissipation. The connections are designed to dissipate energy through ductile steel plates to provide robust and well understood dissipative systems.
- LocationEdmonton, AB
- Partner(H.Daneshvar, J. Niederwestberg and Y.H.Chui) from the Advance Research in Timber Systems (ARTS) Program, University of Alberta
- TypeTesting Program
- FundingGreen Construction through Wood (GCWood) Tall Wood & Low-rise Commercial/ Industrial/ Office/ Institutional