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Seismic safety

Wood, as one of the oldest construction materials, has historically proven its strength. The Sakyamuni Pagoda of the Fogong Temple in China, built in 1056, is a remarkable example of a wooden structure that has survived many earthquakes.

In Slovenia, the Marles prefabricated houses, built after the 1976 earthquake in the Soča Valley, have withstood more than 100 earthquakes with no damage. This is the result of careful design and examination of seismic safety using computational methods and practical tests in laboratories.

At Marles, we understand that seismic safety of prefabricated houses is crucial, so we plan carefully, taking into consideration the seismic loads in the construction of prefabricated houses. Our lightweight wooden buildings consist of a wooden load-bearing structure that ensures stability and safety in the event of an earthquake.

However, the characteristics of wooden structures vary during earthquakes, so at Marles we use and develop engineering expertise to correctly assess how structures behave. We use experimental and computational approaches to predict the dynamic response of structures under seismic loads, ensuring the overall seismic safety of our buildings.