On April 17, 2012 at 2:00 Eastern time an NSF-supported team of researches will conduct a live, outdoor shake table test at the University of California, San Diego. The test subject is a five-story tall concrete building, equipped with many non-structural elements to test reactions. 

The building contains elevators, ceiling tile, hospital equipment, computer servers, wiring and pipes. The shake will mimic the 1994 Nothridge, Calif. earthquake and the 2010 San Pedro, Chile earthquake.

You can watch the test by going to http://nees.ucsd.edu/video/.
If you would like to take part in the NSF Q+A which will follow the shake-test, get in touch with Josh Chamot at (703)292-7730

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If you miss the test, we will be hosting a recording here in the ENR.com video library as soon as we get the footage.
A link will be sent out in our ENR FutureTech Newsletter, which you can sign up for here.