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Ground Motion Evaluation for Framework Office Building in Portland, OR

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1790
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Organization
GeoDesign
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Seismic
Keywords
Framework
Damping
MCE
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Framework: An Urban + Rural Design
Summary
This report summarizes the results of our ground motion evaluation for the proposed FRMWRK Office building to be constructed at 430 NW 10th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Our geotechnical report for the project was submitted on November 30, 2015 (GeoDesign, 2015). The site is shown relative to surrounding features on Figure 1...
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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Resilient Timber Buildings Incorporating Energy Dissipators

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2540
Topic
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Organization
University of British Columbia
Country of Publication
Canada
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Seismic
Keywords
Energy Dissipation
Dissipative Connectors
Resilience-based Design Framework
Tall Timber Buildings
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Solomon Tesfamariam at the University of British Columbia
Summary
This project is aimed at developing a resilient timber buildings for high-rise and mid-rise structures using innovative energy dissipators. To improve the seismic performance of the structure, resiliency has become an important factor. Resiliency of the CLT building, in this proposal, is ensured by using novel hybrid building and innovative energy dissipator connectors. This will be undertaken within resilience-based design framework to enable building owners make an informed decision on the potential emergencies and downtime, and mitigate it at the design level. Indeed, this design framework is a departure from the current collapse prevention performance limit objective that will make tall timber building attractive to builders and owners. Furthermore, the use of innovative energy dissipators and structural systems can push the building height beyond the 12-storey proposed in the 2020 NBC. Objectives: 1. Select ground motions suitable for NBC 2015/2020 2. Performance-based design mid-rise building incorporating energy dissipator 3. Damped outrigger building 4. Coupled walls with distributed dampers
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