How are cross-laminated timber buildings constructed? Adera and Structurlam take us inside Virtuoso, North America's first market multi-family CLT development.
Katerra's wall system was tested at three different intensities -- medium, large, and extreme (8.0+). The wall system achieves its seismic resistance through rocking mechanisms placed along the base of each CLT panel, allowing the building to absorb energy and flex horizontally under load.
- Under medium intensity the system experienced no damage
- Under large and extreme intensity, damage occurred, but only at the connection devices