The objectives of this study were:
1. Short term: to develop a protocol for monitoring acceleration time history responses of wood buildings to the wind load and to implement the first monitory system in the world into the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) 6-storey wood frame building in Prince George Island, BC;
2. Long term: to pave the road of monitoring mid- to high-rise wood buildings, to develop a design guide for controlling wind-induced vibrations of tall wood buildings to increase the confidence of designers and the comfort of occupants. The measured acceleration responses along with the frequencies and damping ratios that will be obtained through the monitoring and testing the WIDC building research project, that has been funded by Forest Innovation Investment (FII), BC for 5 years, will be used to develop the design guide;
3. In addition, this work will benefit the seismic design of tall wood buildings. The seismic design of tall wood buildings requires dynamic analysis using some building models. The measured acceleration responses will be used to verify the dynamic analysis models.