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Webinar: A Structural Overview of Mass Timber Products and Code Provisions
October 5, 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. There are over 1000 projects throughout the nation that are using mass timber under previous code provisions or the 2021 IBC provisions. This presentation provides 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 are discussed. Tips for working with a mass timber manufacturer are also discussed as early engagement is key to a successful mass timber project.