Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. "This past summer in rural Japan, the largest building ever seismically tested was subjected to the maximum credible earthquake for Los Angeles on the world's biggest shake table. This 'capstone' test of the tallest wood-frame building ever tested marked the culmination of the NEESWood research project. The project was launched in the fall of 2005 with ongoing support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NSF's George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). Since then, NEESWood researchers have marshaled academic, industry, and international collaboration to successfully produce and validate a new design methodology that has major implications for wood-frame construction in seismic regions of the United States and around the world."
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/
Seismic Waves (October 2009)