Canada Wood trains Korea building engineers

Wednesday 13 Dec 2017

Canada Wood Korea Provides Seismic Design Solutions for Architects, Engineers and Builders - Korea used to be considered as safe from earthquakes. However, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, the strongest one seismic recording began in 1978 in Korea, occurred in September 2016. Since then the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) has strengthened the seismic design requirements and soon the requirements will be extended to 2 storey buildings and houses.

In response to growing needs for seismic design solutions, CWK organized the Seismic Design Workshop with local and overseas lecturers: David Joo (PE, President of King Engineering, Canada), Sang-sik Jang (Professor of Chungnam National University, Korea) and Damon Ho (PE, Engineering Supervisor with Simpson Strong-Tie, USA).

The three speakers have introduced Mid-rise Wood Construction in Canada focused on seismic design, Simplified Seismic Design Method for using OSB sheathed shearwalls and North American Lateral Force Provisions and Seismic Design Method respectively, providing seismic design solutions for various types of wood frame buildings.

The workshop was attended by more than 170 architects and designers, engineers and builders showing growing interest in seismic design and wood construction.

Source: Canada Wood Today

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