New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
April 26-28, 2013, Wellington, New Zealand
This paper describes options for seismic design of pre-fabricated timber core-wall systems, used as stairwells and lift shafts for lateral load resistance in multi-storey timber buildings. The use of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels for multi-storey timber buildings is gaining popularity throughout the world, especially for residential construction...
Fast-growing poplar, which is planted in large quantity, has become economic forest trees in China. However, poplar cannot be directly applied to building structures owing to its fast growth, high water content and large compressive deformation. The laminated veneer lumber (shortened as LVL) manufactured by poplar is greatly...