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July 7, 2009

Seismic Test of Seven-Story Building

NEESWood_Capstone_BuildingNewswise — A destructive earthquake will strike a lone, wooden condominium in Japan next week, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Michael Symans will be on site to watch it happen.

Symans is among the team of researchers who will converge in the Japanese city of Miki to perform the largest earthquake simulation ever attempted on a wooden structure.… Read the rest