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Training: Tall Mass Timber Building and the 2021 IBC
June 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The 2021 International Building Code allows for construction of tall mass timber buildings with larger heights and areas than previously permitted in Types III, IV, and V construction. This course will provide an overview of mass timber which includes any product currently permitted for use in Type IV (heavy timber) construction such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), structural composite lumber (SCL), glued laminated timber (glulam), mechanically laminated decking (aka nail-laminated timber, NLT), and large section sawn timbers. Learn about provisions first introduced in the 2015 and 2018 IBC for mass timber construction as well as an overview of tall mass timber construction per the 2021 IBC and 2021 International Fire Code. Research and development conducted in support of new tall mass timber Construction Types IV-A, IV-B and IV-C in the 2021 IBC will also be discussed. Topics include: heights and areas, fire safety, fire and connection design, construction fire safety, special inspection, energy, acoustics and lateral design provisions.