CLT Research: Available And Accessible To North American Building Designers

In 2010, cross laminated timber (CLT) took US designers by storm when architect Andrew Waugh toured the US sharing the amazing success of what was, at that time, the tallest modern timber structure in the world. A nine-story building constructed almost entirely of CLT seemed out of reach for designers in the US; yet here we are five years later with approved codes and standards inclusive of CLT construction up to six stories prescriptively and perhaps more using the performance path. Cross laminated timber and other mass timber technologies have captured the interest of designers, industry and governments alike. The result of all this interest is the need for lots of research and the need has not gone unanswered.…

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