HQP Seminar III- “Unveiling the Insights into Seismic Performance of Light Wood Frame Shear Walls” by Dr. Lina Zhou

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of our HQP Seminar Series as part of the NSERC Alliance Program. After the remarkable success of our inaugural seminar, we are excited to bring you the HQP Seminar III, titled

 “Unveiling the Insights into Seismic Performance of Light Wood Frame Shear Walls,” featuring Dr. Lina Zhou, Associate Professor from the University of Victoria. 

Seminar Details:

Date: Thursday, November 9
Time: 10 am PT / 11 am MT / 1 pm ET

Zoom Link: HQP Seminar III

Seminar Overview: 
Lightwood frame construction is the predominant method of construction forsingle-family and low-rise multi-family dwellings in North America. Wood frame shearwalls are the main vertical lateral load-resisting system in light wood framebuildings. This seminar will unveil insights into lateral performanceof light wood frame shear walls, their resistance and failure modes, and introducethe state-of-the-art research on development of high-capacity wood shear walls,jointly developed by the University of Victoria and FPInnovations for mid-risewood-framed buildings located in high seismic zones.

About Dr. Lina Zhou:
Dr. Zhou is an Associate Professor in the Department ofCivil Engineering at the University of Victoria. Dr. Zhou received her B.S. andM.S. in Civil Engineering from Tongji University in China, and her Ph.D. inForestry and Environmental Management from the University of New Brunswick.After that, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Wood Science andTechnology Centre at UNB. Dr. Zhou joined the University of Victoria in 2017.

Dr. Zhou’s research is focused on developmentof fundamental knowledge on the performance of innovative wood structuralsystems and connections, and wood-based hybrid buildings. Her areas of strongexpertise are related to investigation of seismic behavior of timber structuresand hybrid building systems via both laboratory testing and numerical modellinganalysis. Dr. Zhou has served on the Technical Subcommittees of System Designand Connections of CSA O86 Engineering Design in Wood since 2019.

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We look forward to your participation in this informative and engaging seminar.

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