Seminar: Mass Timber Multi-Story Buildings in Seismic Areas

Professor ARIO CECOTTI's seminar on Mass Timber Multi-Story Buildings in Seismic Areas will take place on November 17th, 14:30. Boğaziçi University, VYKM 1. 

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) will be presented as a new construction material. Mechanical properties of CLT panels will be discussed, and the construction of multi-story buildings out of CLT panels with new generation self-tapping screws will be illustrated.

Research results on mechanical behavior of laterally loaded shear-walls as well as on single story, three story and seven story full-scale CLT buildings, subjected respectively to cyclic, pseudo-dynamic, 1D and 3D shaking table excitations  will be presented.

Final considerations about resilience of CLT buildings in comparison to current timber construction and design will conclude the talk.