This paper presents the results of the ongoing work on the revision of the provisions for the seismic design of timber buildings in Europe included within Chapter 8 of Eurocode 8. The most recent research results and technical developments regarding both wood-based materials and structural systems have been implemented into the proposed new version together with the application of the capacity design to each structural system. The main objectives are to update the few and incomplete provisions included in the current version to the current state-of-the-art and to correct some misleading rules. This manuscript represents the authors’ point of view on the basis of a scientific research background and the design common practice regarding different key aspects in the seismic design of timber structures.
Follesa, M., Fragiacomo, M., Casagrande, D., Tomasi, R., Piazza, M., Vassallo, D., et al. (2018). The new provisions for the seismic design of timber buildings in Europe. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 168, 736-747 [10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.04.090].