Earlier this month, we told you the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation has found a means to make six-storey wood-frame buildings more earthquake resistant - at a cost of five to ten percent higher than conventional methods. So will British Columbia, which partly bankrolled that simulation, require builders to use that new method when constructing taller wood-frames? The answer: no. In an interview with Public Eye, Housing and Social Development Minister Rich Coleman explained why.
August 28, 2009