CUREE: The Organization
CUREE is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of earthquake engineering research, education and implementation.
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Woodframe Project
NIST Technical Briefs
NEES Nonstructural Project
CUREE-Kajima Program

Publications: Research Reports: Woodframe Project
CUREE Publications Clearinghouse
Over of the course of the past 25 years, CUREE has produced a number of reports and other publications for the purposes of furthering civil engineering (particularly with earthquake engineering) for the purposed of research, education and implementation. Provided below is an archive of many of these publications, available for free download.

Research Reports
Northridge Meadows Apartment Collapse

CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project

The CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project consisted of coordinated engineering investigations and implementation activities whose objective was to significantly reduce earthquake losses to woodframe construction. The project was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through a grant administered by the California Governors Office of Emergency Services.

[See complete list of Woodframe Project publications.]

W-04: Woodframe Project Case Studies
edited by G. G. Schierle, 2001, 433 pages.


The objective of these Case Studies is to record, in a consistent format, studies of woodframe buildings damaged in the Northridge Earthquake of 1994 to benefit the building community as well as the other Element of the CUREE-Caltech Woodrame Project, namely:

• The Codes and Standards Element, to develop new design guidelines and Code provisions;
• The Economic Aspects Element, to improve loss estimation for woodframe buildings;
• The Education and Outreach Element, to develop education tools for various constituencies.

Table of Contents:

Case Study Contents
Case Study Overview
Excerpts from Case Study Findings

Case Study 2 - Sherman Court Condominiums

Case Study 3 - Century Park Place Phase 2

Case Study 4 - Dickens Street Condominiums

Case Study 5 - Northridge Garden Apartments

Case Study 6 - Northridge Meadows Apartments

Case Study 7 - Sherman Oaks Condominiums Building

Case Study 8 - Santa Clarita Apartment Complex

Case Study 9 - Northridge Complex

Case Study 10 - Fulton (Building F)

Case Study 11 - Hazeltine (Building H)

Case Study 12 - Gallagher (Building G)

Case Study 13 - Kleinman (Building K)

Case Study 14 - Olsen (Building O)

Case Study 15 - Raedeke (Building R)

Case Study 16 - Smith (Building S)

Case Study 17 - CSUN Satellite Student Union Center

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CUREEpub_W-04 PDF 100 MB

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