Wood is redefining the construction industry, as advancements in technology demonstrate new potential for the buildings we live and work in. Research on the performance and capabilities of wood building systems is advancing rapidly around the world. Findings are available on an array of platforms including scientific databases and journals, websites of research organizations and private corporations, and catalogued in wood product-specific libraries such as the Forest Products Laboratory Library. To harness the benefits of this knowledge and to share it effectively with construction practitioners and researchers, the Binational Softwood Lumber Council and Forestry Innovation Investment funded this research library on wood structural systems.
The library links to research publications from around the world about structural systems composed of mass timber, heavy timber, and light-frame construction (for buildings five stories and up). Research topics include design and systems, connections, mechanical properties, acoustics and vibration, energy performance, fire, seismic, moisture, wind, serviceability, environmental impact, cost and market adoption.
We are continually updating our library of research to provide the latest information on mass timber construction. If you have research to share, please let us know at info@ThinkWood.com.