Additional Information and Web Sites
The NEESWood Project page at Colorado State University can be viewed at: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/NEESWood/. From this page one can access such materials as the NEESWood Project abstract, a listing of research associates, publications that resulted from earlier test findings and the SAPWood software package that resulted from the research effort.
View a slide presentation by John van de Lindt of Colorado State University about NEESWood with images and specific details about earlier tests.
NSF's Special Report on the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) with images, videos and descriptions from the 15 network sites can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/nees/index.jsp.
Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED) maintains the E-Defense testing facility in the city of Miki, north of Kobe. In addition to hosting the NEESWood tests, the facility hosts other tests in partnership with NSF's NEES researchers.
One of the industry partners most involved with technical and design aspects of the 2009 NEESWood Capstone test is Simpson Strong-Tie of Pleasanton, Calif. They have captured footage and still images from the project that can be viewed at: http://www.strongtie.com/about/research/capstone.html.
This research was supported with $1,416,800 from NSF's Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division within the agency's Directorate for Engineering. Researchers who would like to apply for funding to conduct research at the NEES facilities can find detailed solicitation information at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6192&org=CMMI&from=home.
Relevant NSF awards
0529903 and 0402490
NEESR SG; NEESWood: Development of a Performance-Based Seismic Design Philosophy for Mid-Rise Woodframe Construction
Main Web site for NSF's George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation: http://www.nees.org/.
NSF's NEES network has a sophisticated cyberinfrastructure backbone. More information on the backbone can be found at: http://www.nees.org/it/.
Colorado State University press release,
"New Building Design Tested by Colorado State University, Simpson Strong-Tie Could Help U.S. Building Industry":
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute press release,
"Rensselaer Researchers To Participate in Seismic Test of Seven-Story Building":
University of California - San Diego press release,
"UCSD Engineers to Shake Historic Masonry Building During Strong Simulated Earthquakes":
The United States' National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/.
The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/.
Videos from NSF's NEES facilities can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/user/neesit.
NSF articles on NEES and earthquake-related research:
In coordination with NEES research at Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Sciencenter in Ithaca, N.Y., developed a permanent exhibition called "What Happens When the Earth Shakes?" The 300-square-foot, interactive, museum exhibition focuses on earthquakes and how engineers at NEES sites study earthquake effects. The exhibition also includes a hands-on shake table for young children. Related videos can be viewed on the Cornell NEES Web site at http://nees.cornell.edu/index.htm, and at the Sciencenter Web site at http://www.sciencenter.org/earthquake.