Tall Mass Timber Toolkit

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Basement Ceiling Girder First Floor Framing

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Tall Mass Timber
Tall Mass Timber

Tall mass timber is an industry term to identify mass timber buildings, constructed of mass timber elements, that exceed current height limits for wood buildings set by the International Building Code (IBC). Mass timber includes any product currently permitted for use in Type IV construction, such as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Structural Composite Lumber, glued-laminated timber, and large section sawn lumber. Because of the unique structural and fire resistance characteristics of solid timber walls and floors (CLT) and mass timber structures, new provisions have been approved for the 2021 Edition of the IBC for tall mass timber buildings up to 18 stories.

Codes and Standards
Codes & Standards

AWC is committed to ensuring a resilient, safe, and sustainable built environment. To achieve these objectives, AWC contributes to development of building and fire codes and standards which allow for the safe and responsible use of wood products. We support utilization of wood products by developing and disseminating consensus standards, comprehensive technical guidelines, and tools for wood design and construction, as well as providing education regarding their application.

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Meeting the Safety Challenges of the Future Built Environment Symposiums

November 8, 2019
Milwaukee Wisconsin
Presenting about Fire Testing of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)

Maryland Leadership Training Weekend 2019

December 14-15, 2019
Presenting “Introduction to Tall Mass Timber Buildings” and “Construction Fire Safety Best Practices”
Flyer: https://zone.mfri.org/seminarpdf/20191215AnIntroductiontoTallMassTimberBuildings.pdf

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Wood Display Case

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