The report describes a new structural system in wood that is the first significant challenger to concrete and steel structures since their inception in tall building design more than a century ago. The introduction of these ideas is fundamentally driven by the need to find safe, carbon-neutral and sustainable alternatives to the incumbent structural materials of the urban world. The market for these ideas is quite simply enormous. The proposed solutions have significant capacity to revolutionize the building industry to address the major challenges of climate change, urbanization, sustainable development and world housing needs.
The updated CLT Handbook Canadian 2nd Edition will be released in early 2020.
This Handbook provides key technical information related to the manufacturing, design and performance of CLT in construction in the following areas:
Cross-laminated timber manufacturing
Structural design of cross-laminated timber elements
Seismic performance of cross-laminated timber buildings
Connections in cross-laminated timber buildings
Duration of load and creep factors for cross-laminated timber panels
Vibration performance of cross-laminated timber floors
Fire performance of cross-laminated timber assemblies
Acoustic performance of cross-laminated timber assemblies
Building enclosure design of cross-laminated timber construction
Environmental performance of cross-laminated timber
Finally, this comprehensive Handbook provides immediate support for the design and construction of CLT systems as alternative solutions in building codes. Additionally, it provides technical information for implementing CLT systems in building codes and standards.
The U.S. edition of the CLT Handbook is a 572-page guide and is the definitive handbook on cross-laminated timber (CLT), covering manufacturing, structural design, connections, fire and environmental performance and the lifting and handling of CLT elements.
This book has been written to cover the design and performance of CLT within construction. Chapter 1 showcases its uses for architects and building designers. Chapter 2 focuses on design principles and Chapter 3 covers CLT performance, including structural design, fire performance, acoustics, thermal performance, durability, appearance, and sustainability. Chapter 4 concludes the book with thirteen case studies based on several building types. Highly illustrated with photos and technical drawings, this book demonstrates the versatility of CLT as a sustainable, engineered timber solution and will assist architects, engineers and their clients looking to work with this material.