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Fire Risk With Different Adhesives In Cross-Laminated...

[Research In Progress] Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a mass-timber composite that is being used to construct tall timber buildings (Jakes et al. 2016). CLT is a panel product made from layers of dimensional lumber where the long axis of each layer...


Evaluating Decay Resistance Of Mass Timber

[Research In Progress] Mass timber, which includes cross-laminated timber (CLT), has begun to see use in the mid-rise and tall building construction market in parts of Canada and the northwestern United States. In the past few years, manufacturers...

Codes, Fire

Char Rates Under Design Fire Scenarios

[Research In Progress] Removing woody biomass from the Nation’s forests can reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and create healthy, resilient ecosystems. In a report from the Forest Service on the rising cost of wildfire operations, the...