Initiation of the UBC Precast Design Studio through experimental testing of precast concrete shear walls
This Mitacs Accelerate represents the first year of the UBC Precast Design Studio, which is a multi-year partnership between the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the University of British Columbia (UBC). The Studio will provide students with a hands-on learning experience for the seismic design, construction, and seismic response of precast shear walls. This Mitacs Accelerate will fund the training of four students in the experimental testing of precast concrete walls. Specifically, students will design and test both conventional and ductile precast concrete shear walls and generate novel data on the cyclic response of these walls. It is anticipated that this Mitacs Accelerate project will both advance scientific knowledge and the results can be used directly to set up the Precast Design Studio.