Modern-day technologies and product delivery methods have created a bold new opportunity for wood products, which in turn has given rise to a new category of structural framing systems using mass timber. The possibility of tall wood buildings represents the first significant challenge to concrete and steel structures since their inception in high-rise building design more than a century ago. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is among the products helping drive this trend.
- Describe what cross-laminated timber is and how it relates to mass timber construction.
- Evaluate the performance of CLT and recite the benefits associated with its use.
- Research examples of existing mass timber projects in the US.
- Specify design options and tools for mass timber projects.