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Earthquake Resistant Cross Laminated Timber Shear Wall System
Snapshot: High and mid-rise wood building are only possible because of the development of an innovative mass timber product called Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). CLT has now been commonly accepted as a new-generation engineered wood product with great potential to expand the wood building market. With the introduction of CLT to the U.S. construction market and the current modern urbanization trend, many believe that it can serve as a very effective solution for the commercial and mixed-use building market in seismic regions. Critical to the expansion of CLT buildings into the seismic regions of the United States is research to support the creation and approval of a lateral force resisting design methodology for U.S. building codes.
Shake table testing of CLT wall system. USDA Forest Service