Training: Your Client Wants to Use Mass Timber, Now What?
June 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Throughout the country, cities and states are early adopting the 2021 International Building Code mass timber provisions which expands the use of wood construction from 6 to 18 stories and demand for mass timber buildings are on the rise. As an introduction to using mass timber, projects around the country are using it in the 1-6 story range. This presentation will provide an overview of mass timber structural systems that include 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. Heavy Timber and Mass Timber structural applications as well as fire protection requirements per the 2018 and 2021 IBC will be discussed. Tips for working with a mass timber manufacturer will also be discussed as early engagement is key to a successful mass timber project.