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Seismic resilience #1: Performance of irregular seismic bracing in light timber-framed buildings (2020)

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BRANZ research found that the current requirements for the distribution of seismic bracing elements are too lenient. Some parts of irregular light timber-framed (LTF) buildings could be unacceptably flexible during earthquakes. This would result in Code-compliant buildings experiencing damage during earthquakes that is uneconomical to repair.

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Publication date September 2020