New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
April 13-15, 2012, Christchurch, New Zealand
The following paper presents the seismic performance of a two storey post-tensioned Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) building during the aftershock sequence following the MW 6.3 Canterbury earthquake that occurred on 22nd February 2011. Composed of post-tensioned walls in one direction and post-tensioned frames in the other, the structure under analysis was originally tested quasi-statically in the structural laboratories of the University of Canterbury (UoC), Christchurch, New Zealand. Following testing the building was demounted and reassembled as the offices of the STIC (Structural Timber Innovation Company) research consortium on the UoC campus with several significant changes being made to convert the building from its initial use as a test specimen into a functioning office structure.