Static and Dynamic Earthquake Testing of Rainscreen Stucco Systems for B.C. Residential Wood-Frame Construction


This report documents earthquake testing of rainscreen stucco systems at the University of British Columbia in 2001. It determines if there is any significant change in earthquake performance through the introduction of the rainscreen cavity. It also assesses how rainscreen stucco withstands large earthquakes and suggests refinements to the design of rainscreen stucco systems for improved earthquake performance.

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