NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 1 – Structural and Serviceability Performance
Project T1-3 – Advanced Structural Design Methods
PI: Frank Lam
Reliability-based design procedures in CSA O86 (CSA 2019) are based on single member analysis for sawn lumber (Foschi et al. 1990) and glulam column (Lam and Oh 2018). Research on reliability analysis on connection and system behaviour of MT structures is almost non-existent. In this study, a framework to quantify the performance of MT structures will be developed. The research outcomes will form the basic framework needed to quantify the level of safety for a given MT system using the applied design method. This information can be benchmarked against safety levels of known systems to guide future changes in CSA O86.