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Can Wood Become an Alternative Material for Tall Building Construction?

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1240
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Market and Adoption
Mechanical Properties
Fire
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Jamshid Mohammadi
Lei Ling
Publisher
American Society of Civil Engineers
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
United States
Resource Type
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Mechanical Properties
Fire
Keywords
US
Renewable Materials
Fire Resistance
Strength-to-Density Ratio
Language
English
Series
Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction
Abstract
With a growing interest in using timber as a structural material for tall buildings in response to trends in sustainable design, several timber buildings between 7 and 10 stories have been built in Europe and Australia. However, in the United States, timber buildings are still limited to 6 or fewer stories...
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