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Chapter 12: Lifting and Handling of CLT Elements

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue818
Year of Publication
2011
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Author
Gagnon, Sylvain
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2011
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Book Section
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Keywords
North America
Construction
Lifting Systems
Prefabrication
Transportation
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
CLT Handbook - Canadian Edition
Notes
Report is currently not available due to the redevelopment of FPInnovations' publications website.
Abstract
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction is a relatively new process. There is therefore very little specific technical documentation for the erection of heavy structures designed and built with CLT panels. Current CLT manufacturers propose lifting syst...
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Chapter 12: Lifting and Handling of Cross-Laminated Timber Element

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue831
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
General Information
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Author
Gagnon, Sylvain
Francis, Sam
Stockton, Bruce
Organization
FPInnovations
Binational Softwood Lumber Council
Year of Publication
2013
Country of Publication
Canada
United States
Format
Book Section
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Topic
General Information
Design and Systems
Keywords
Construction
Installation
Lifting Systems
Transportation
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
CLT Handbook - US Edition
ISBN
978-0-86488-553-1
ISSN
1925-0495
Abstract
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction is a relatively new process. There is therefore very little specific technical documentation for the erection of structures designed and built with CLT panels. Current CLT manufacturers provide recommendations on lifting systems for the installation of prefabricated wood assemblies. However, technical documents currently available mostly come from Europe or Canada and may appear incomplete to some design professionals and builders/contractors in the United States. This Chapter presents a variety of lifting systems that can be used in the construction of structures using CLT panels. We discuss the basic theory required or suggested for proper lifting techniques. In addition, we introduce various tools and accessories that are frequently required for CLT construction, as well as good building practices to help contractors build safe and efficient CLT panel structures. Finally, we discuss issues related to the transportation of CLT assemblies from factory to building site. Regulatory aspects of transportation are also discussed. It is importat to note that the lifting, handling, and installation of CLT panels involve multiple interest groups including design professionals, contractors/erectors and CLT manufacturers, each with different areas of interest and expertise. Therefore, the information presented in this Chapter is broad in scope and may or may not be relevant to each interest group.
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