The Seismic-REV project (Reduction of Earthquake Vulnerability) had the clear aim of reducing the seismic vulnerability of the timber constructions, by studying and then characterizing the behavior of the traditional metallic connections used to assemble timber buildings.
An innovative connection system, named X-RAD, that is meant to be used for residential XLAM buildings (Cross Laminated Timber, i.e. timber panels made of layers of boards arranged perpendicularly one to each other), has also been proposed.
This research project involved different institutions. Together with rothoblaas, collaborated the CNR-IVALSA Institute of San Michele all’Adige and the University of Trento, where the experimental and research work has been carried out.