Project contact is Asif Iqbal at the University of British Columbia (Canada)
Braced frames are a solution to provide stiffness to buildings to address seismic and wind loads. There is a demand for compact arrangement and efficient lateral load resisting systems. The project examines the applicability of the braced-frame structural system, with respect to seismic forces. Design recommendations will be developed for buildings located in seismic regions such as Vancouver and Victoria.