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Seismic Test

Miki (Kobe), Japan, October 23, 2007. For the first time in history, a seven-storey wooden house has been exposed to a simulation of the earthquake that destroyed Kobe in 1995.

This test is the gemstone of the SOFIE project (Sistema Costruttivo Fiemme) which was born as a collaboration between the institute IVALSA of the National Research Council and the Autonomous Province of Trento and whose aim is to finally demonstrate the absolute reliability and safety of cross laminated timber as a construction material as well as other  values such as comfort, sustainability and saving of energy.

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