The importance of seismic safety

To ensure safety, especially in today’s world, a house must guarantee high seismic resistance. Kager wooden houses, developed with decades of research, leverage the resistance and elasticity of wood to provide seismic resistance unparalleled in traditional masonry constructions.

A concrete example

The Kager wooden house shown in this image was built in the municipality of Argenta, in the province of Ferrara, just 42 km away from the epicenter of the 2012 Emilia earthquake.


How a Kager wooden house reacts to an earthquake

In the event of an earthquake, a Kager wooden house can excellently absorb the seismic waves, even of high magnitude. The characteristics of Kager construction technology allow for optimal controlled deformation, and the elasticity of the wood enables the structure to return to normal without consequences once the stresses have ceased. A fundamental role is played by the lightness of the structure, which results in smaller forces compared to a brick house.


«The surrounding houses were full of cracks, chimneys had collapsed, a disaster.
My Kager house, on the other hand, had not suffered any damage.”

 Max Salani
Owner of the Kager house in Argenta


The owner’s story

The earthquake had its epicenter in the municipality of Finale Emilia, just 42 km from Argenta, where a Kager house is located. Despite the extensive damage to buildings in the area, the Kager house remained unscathed. The homeowner, who was inside his home with his family at the time of the earthquake, recounts his experience: “The house was swinging, shaking, but I thought: ‘It’s an earthquake-proof house, it will resist.’”