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General Guidelines for the Assessment and Repair of Earthquake Damage in Residential Woodframe Buildings

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May 1, 2009


Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering  (CUREE) recently received an Excellence in Engineering Award from the Structural Engineers Association of California for its publication General Guidelines for the Assessment and Repair of Earthquake Damage in Residential Woodframe Buildings.

Exponent Principal John Osteraas served as project manager for this multi-year project which received major funding from the California Earthquake Authority . The project was guided by a panel of independent experts representing the diverse disciplines involved in earthquake damage assessment and repair. Exponent staff including Jon Wren, Brian McDonald, Joel Wolf, John Fessler, and Allison Faris made significant contributions to the Guidelines. A PDF copy of the Guidelines may be downloaded from the CUREE website.