A two-story wooden structure endured four different earthquake simulations on July 14, 2017 on the world’s largest outdoor shake table here in San Diego. And it’s still standing before more tests in the coming weeks.
The goal of the tests is to gather enough data to design wood buildings as tall as 20 stories that do not suffer significant damage during large earthquakes. That is, not only can occupants leave the building unharmed, but they can come back and resume living in the building shortly after a temblor.

Full press release:

Video credits
Drone footage: Robert Beckley
Edit: David Baillot
Music: Audiobinger

Flickr photo gallery: 

See and navigate a 3D reconstruction of the site:

Live-streaming of ongoing activity at the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure outdoor shake table facility:


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