Earthquake Strengthening of Cripple Walls in Wood-Frame Dwellings


SEAOC 2016 Excellence in Engineering Award of Merit

In response to the August 2014 earthquake in South Napa, California, FEMA reached out to ZFA and ATC to co-author a prescriptive guide for seismic preparedness. Homeowners and contractors can use the plan set to mitigate cripple wall vulnerabilities before an earthquake occurs. The solutions provided are relatively simple and inexpensive to implement by a skilled homeowner or contractor.

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