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Expanding wood use towards 2025: increased seismic loads in the 2020 National Building Code

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Author
Popovski, Marjan
Bagheri, Mehdi
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Date
March 2021
Edition
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Popovski, Marjan
Bagheri, Mehdi
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Date
March 2021
Edition
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
44 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Building codes
Building construction
Building materials
Earthquakes
Seismic
Shear walls
Standards
Series Number
Expanding wood use towards 2025
Technical Report TR 2021 N63
Language
English
Abstract
National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2020 is the latest edition of the national model code that will be published towards the end of 2021. Based on the best available information from the Standing Committee on Earthquake Design (SCED) at the time of writing this report, the seismic design demand in the NBC 2020 has increased for all site classes for many locations across the country. Also, there are other changes in NBC 2020 that might impact the seismic analysis and design of timber buildings. The main objective of this report is to compare the NBC 2020 to the 2015 edition, with emphasis on the level of the seismic design loads (demands), and potential impacts on the analysis and design of timber buildings.
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