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Performance of Wood Structural Systems in Earthquake Zones
Snapshot: FPL scientists were actively involved in field assessments of low-rise structures, particularly wood structures, looking for seismic and tsunami damage in Concepcin, San Pedro de la Paz, Talcahuano, and Dichato. Presentations were made to Chilean wood industry representatives and government officials regarding FPL's international research effort on the structural performance of multi-story wood-frame structures subjected to simulated earthquakes.
Tsunami damaged building in the town of Dichato, Chile, 2010. Forest Service