Expanding The Cross-Laminated Timber Market Through Building Moisture Monitoring And Improved Modeling

[Research In Progress] Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a recently developed heavy timber building material that has the potential to expand the wood building market. Although much has been studied on CLT building system structural and fire behavior, little is known about the construction and in-service moisture performance of CLT buildings. This project will address the dearth of knowledge and data on CLT building moisture performance and modeling by conducting on-site monitoring of CLT building projects in different U.S. climate zones using wireless sensors. The project will also utilize laboratory testing characterization and state-of-theart numerical modeling methods to overcome the knowledge gap in CLT building moisture performance and…

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