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-09: Northridge Earthquake Field Investigations: Statistical Analysis of Woodframe Damage
by G. G. Schierle, 2002, 157 pages.


Analysis of Northridge Earthquake damage data to clarify important relationships. This report focuses on woodframe residential buildings.

Table of Contents:

Table of Contents
List of Graphs
List of Maps
List of Tables
List of Figures

-- Summary
-- Methodology
-- Presentation Format
-- Abbreviations
-- Conclusions
-- Recommendations
-- Bibliography

General Study

Sample Study

Focus Study: Apartment Buildings with Tuck-under Parking

Focus Study: Expensive Repair

Focus Study: Demolished Buildings

NAHB Study Follow-Up

File Download Type Size
CUREEpub_W-09 PDF 7.9 MB

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