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11.14.17 | Mass Timber Design: Engineering the Next Generation of Wood Construction

Mass timber structural framing systems have high strength-to-weight ratios, are dimensionally stable, and are quickly becoming systems of choice for sustainably-minded designers, forward-thinking owners and those pursuing tall wood buildings. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the structural design processes associated with a variety of mass timber products, including glued-laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber (CLT), and nail-laminated timber (NLT). Applications for the use of these products in gravity force-resisting systems under modern building codes will be discussed. Other technical topics will include mass timber floor panel vibration criteria, composite timber-concrete composite slab systems, connection options and design considerations, and detailing and construction best practices. Mass timber framing components are often left exposed to act as a finish while taking advantage of their aesthetics. As such, they are often required to provide a fire-resistance rating while maintaining structural integrity in the event of a fire. This session will also discuss structural design of mass timber elements under fire conditions.

  • 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.