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01.26.16 | Code Applications for Nail-Laminated and Cross-Laminated Timber – Mass Timber Construction

This presentation will focus on Nail-laminated Timber (NLT) and Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) wood structural framing members. NLT has been adopted in the IBC and utilized throughout the world for several decades on a wide variety of buildings. CLT has been recently adopted under AWC's National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction 2015 as well as ICC’s 2015 International Building Code (IBC). It has been used for over a decade in other parts of the world such as Europe and Australia and has made its way into North America within the last 10 years. In addition to structural features, fire protection characteristics of NLT and CLT will be discussed.
  1. Be able to identify code acceptance of nail-laminated timber and cross-laminated timber.
  2. Understand structural design considerations for NLT and CLT.
  3. Become acquainted with the unique fire resistive characteristics of nail-laminated timber and cross-laminated timber as it influences the use of wood in building construction.
  4. Understand the application of NDS Chapter 16 can be utilized to provide up to 2-hours of fire-resistance
  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.