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In designing a building, we not only find gravity loads, but also lateral loads including seismic forces. A new philosophy has been introduced which is to design more flexible buildings. This allows the introduction of new elements to control damaged areas of a building during an earthquake.
To meet these requirements, Lainco has been working in partnership with the research laboratories of Quebec universities for the past few years to develop an innovative system: the ductile fuse. Among other things, this system has the advantage of reducing steel tonnage as well as the size of assemblies, thereby reducing costs. Finally, Lainco is a pioneer in the use of fuses in its designs.