Release Date: November 13, 2006
An article in the Los Angeles Times reports UB researchers will subject an entire house to a magnitude 6.7 earthquake for a systematic assessment of how a typical wooden suburban home holds up to an earthquake. "Northridge was a wake-up call," said Andre Filiatrault, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering. "Suddenly the engineering community is more interested in the performance of wood-frame buildings." Go to article.