The choice of using wood in earthquake prone parts of the world, such as Japan and parts of America, is a testament to the advantages of this material in a quake, and also in the resultant aftermath. The very lightweight construction, together with the high level of elasticity, results in a moderate oscillation of the building, which alleviates the risk of collapse. Naturally, accurate design of the house is a prerequisite mainly on the joints of the house.
The static resistance and anti-seismic resistance, a key advantage of wood, depends on:
- The quality and elasticity of the wood
- In its unique form of construction using intertwining whole trunks
- The technical expertise and scientific study of our specialist engineers and technicians
- Using specific anti-seismic techniques
As a result the building is designed to absorb the shock of the earthquake whilst minimising any collateral damage.
For these reasons wooden buildings are characterised as the ultimate anti-seismic buildings.