in wood construction are making it more feasible for wood
construction to be designed and built to larger heights and areas than what the
current code permits. This is leading to codes change proposals for the 2021
International Building Code (IBC) which includes expanding Type IV
construction and defining Mass Timber as: “structural elements of
Type IV construction primarily of solid, built-up, panelized or engineered wood
products that meet minimum cross section dimensions of Type IV construction.”
Included in mass timber construction is cross-laminated timber (CLT) and
nail-laminated timber (NLT) – both of which are already incorporated in the IBC
and the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood
Construction. This presentation will provide engineers with an
overview of current codes and standards related to the use of CLT and NLT as
well as step-by-step examples on the structural and fire design of these
structural elements for roof and floor applications.
- 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.