earthquake resistant engineered lumber from Weyerhaeuser
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Standing up to Gales

In response to the latest California earthquake codes, lumber giant Weyerhaeuser is combining its durable, oriented-strand boards (a type of engineered lumber) with steel re-enforced corners to form modular shear wall panels that bolt to foundation. The panels are designed to resist the shearing forces of some severe earthquakes.
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