Published: June 28, 2019

  • Year: 2018-2019
  • Industry Partners: Prescient Co. Inc., J. R. Harris & Co.,
  • CIEST Personnel: Adan Salvador Camacho, Aldrich Valerian, Brice Lucero, Kent Polkinghorne, and company
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Brad Wham
  • Summary: Project included development of a bi-directional loading system to apply simultaneous axial and lateral loading to 6 in. (15.2 cm) diameter columns and splice connections. Nearly 60 full-scale tests were conducted to support evaluation of a new structural building system for seismic applications. Accredited testing performed to ISO/IEC 17025 standard following protocols provided by FEMA 461.


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