Design of tall wood buildings for lateral loads
University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
This mini-symposium will discuss the latest design methods and practical construction details for wind and earthquake design of multi-storey timber buildings. The list of collaborators includes the structural designers of some of the world’s tallest timber buildings, supported by their academic advisors and research organisations.
The mini-symposium is designed to strike a balance between breadth and depth. The scope has been kept broad enough to include a wide range of structural forms for multi-storey buildings from three storeys to 30 storeys in height. All such buildings have to resist wind loads and those in seismic regions must also resist earthquakes. New design methods and new structural concepts are in continuous development..
The mini-symposium could have been extended to all structural aspects of tall wood buildings including gravity loads, floor design and vibrations, structural fire engineering etc etc, but this would have been too diffuse to be useful. On the other hand, specialisation to only earthquake engineering would have been of only narrow interest.
It is anticipated that some of these other related topics may be included in other mini-symposia at the same conference.
Submit an abstract to this mini-symposium here.