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Development of a Smart Timber Bridge (Phase III): Moisture and Strain Sensor Investigation for Historic Covered Bridges

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2182
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Moisture
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Other Materials
Application
Bridges and Spans
Author
Phares, Brent
Pence, Trevor
Wacker, James
Hosteng, Travis
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Report
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Other Materials
Application
Bridges and Spans
Topic
Moisture
Keywords
Moisture Content
Sensor
Strain
Reliability
Accuracy
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
General Technical Report
Summary
Nationwide, bridges are deteriorating at a rate faster than they can be rehabilitated and maintained. This has resulted in a search for new methods to rehabilitate, repair, manage, and construct bridges. As a result, structural health monitoring and smart structure concepts have emerged to help improve bridge management. In the case of timber bridges, however, a limited amount of research as been conducted on long-term structural health monitoring solutions, and this is especially true in regards to historic covered timber bridges. To date, evaluation efforts of timber bridges have focused primarily on visual inspection data to determine the structural integrity of timber structures. To fill this research need and help improve timber bridge inspection and management strategies, a 5-year research plan to develop a smart timber bridge structure was undertaken. The overall goal of the 5-year plan was to develop a turnkey system to analyze, monitor, and report on the performance and condition of timber bridges. This report outlines one phase of the 5-year research plan and focuses on developing and attaching moisture sensors onto timber bridge components. The goal was to investigate the potential for sensor technologies to reliably monitor the in situ moisture content of the timber members in historic covered bridges, especially those recently rehabilitated with glulam materials. The timber-specific moisture sensors detailed in this report and the data collected from them will assist in advancing the smart timber bridge.
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Determination of the Moisture Change Behavior of Cross-Laminated Timber Using an Optical Flow Based Computer Vision Technique

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2229
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Moisture
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Author
Hofinger, Markus
Pock, Thomas
Moosbrugger, Thomas
Publisher
Taylor&Francis Online
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Topic
Moisture
Keywords
Deformation
Swelling
Shrinkage
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Wood Material Science & Engineering
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Free
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Solutions for Upper Mid-Rise and High-Rise Mass Timber Construction: Rehabilitation of Mass Timber Following Fire and Sprinkler Activation

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2089
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Fire
Moisture
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Fire
Moisture
Keywords
Mid-Rise
High-Rise
Damage
Repairs
Sprinklers
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The intent of this project is to research evaluation and rehabilitation methods that are applicable to mass timber structures following a fire. This includes addressing both fire damage and water damage from sprinkler activation and/or the use of firefighting hoses. This report provides an overview of the type of damage that might be expected following a fire...
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Monitoring Moisture Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber Building Elements during Construction

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2102
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Site Construction Management
Moisture
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Moisture Monitoring Data of Mass Timber Elements During Prolonged Construction Exposure: The Case of the Forest Science Complex (Peavy Hall) at Oregon State University

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2212
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Moisture
Site Construction Management
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Riggio, Mariapaola
Schmidt, Evan
Mustapha, Gamal
Publisher
Frontiers Media
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Moisture
Site Construction Management
Keywords
Peavy Hall
Hygrothermal Monitoring
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Frontiers in Built Environment
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A Case Study on The Construction of a CLT Building Without a Preliminary Roof

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2185
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Moisture
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Author
Liisma, Eneli
Liseth Kuus, Babette
Kukk, Villu
Kalamees, Targo
Publisher
Kaunas University of Technology
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Lithuania
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Topic
Moisture
Design and Systems
Keywords
Moisture Safety
Building Quality
Building Technology
Moisture Content
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering
Notes
DOI link: https://doi.org/10.5755/j01.sace.25.2.22263
ISSN
2335–2000
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Innovative Strategies to Protect Concrete Bridge Decks and Cross-Laminated Timber Structures through the Use of Impermeable Overlays

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2281
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Moisture
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Bridges and Spans
Floors

VaproShield Mass Timber Building Enclosure Design Guide

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2347
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Moisture
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Building Envelope
Author
Brown, Bailey
Finch, Graham
DiPlacido, Adam
Organization
RDH Building Science
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Building Envelope
Topic
Moisture
Design and Systems
Keywords
Mass Timber
Air Barrier Membrane
Roof Underlayments
Enclosure Design
Water-Resistive Barrier
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Mass timber and CLT construction offers many advantages, such as enhanced modularity, reduced construction schedules, improved thermal performance, and material sustainability. However, mass timber’s propensity to absorb moisture from the environment and the relative vapor impermeability of CLT panels introduces unique challenges when incorporated with the building enclosure. These challenges should be considered during design and construction phases to ensure long-term performance. The VaproShield Mass Timber Building Enclosure Design Guideline covers the best practices for the design and construction of high-performance CLT wall and roof assemblies. RDH is the principal author and editor of the guide and within its capacity, we do not purport to endorse any specific material or technical matter within this guide.
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Identifying Incipient Decay in Douglas-fir Bridge Components using X-Ray Computerized Tomography

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2350
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Design and Systems
Moisture
Serviceability
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Solid-sawn Heavy Timber
Application
Bridges and Spans
Author
Senalik, Christopher
Wacker, James
Wang, Xiping
Wu, Xi
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Solid-sawn Heavy Timber
Application
Bridges and Spans
Topic
Design and Systems
Moisture
Serviceability
Keywords
X-ray Computerized Tomography
Wood Timber
Brown Rot Fungus
Incipient Decay
Language
English
Conference
International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium
Research Status
Complete
Summary
In this report, wooden members of sizes typically used in bridge construction are examined using x-ray computerized tomography (CT) to determine the presence of internal decay. This report is part of an overall study in which Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) glue-laminated (glulam) beams and solid sawn timbers were inoculated with brown rot fungus, Fomitopsis pinicola, and exposed to aboveground conditions approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of Gulfport, Mississippi, USA. The goal of the overall study is to develop interior decay within the test specimens and then identify and characterize the decay using a variety of nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques. One NDT technique used is x-ray CT. The pixel brightness (PB) of CT scan images is proportional to the specific gravity (SG) at that location; high SG materials appear brighter whereas low SG materials appear darker. The consumption of wood by fungus decreases the wood SG; however, fungal progression takes place in areas where sufficient moisture is present. The presence of moisture increases wood SG as detected by the CT scan, which masks the effect of the fungal decay, which is a common co-occurrence with many NDT techniques. To identify incipient decay, it is necessary to examine the ring structure both within and outside of the area of moisture. Quantifying the extent of the decay requires correlating the PB to known SG values for both dry wood and wood of varying moisture content. In this report, the relationship between wood SG, moisture content, and PB was quantified.
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Illustrated Guide R30+ Effective Vaulted & Flat Roofs

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2348
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Moisture
Energy Performance
Design and Systems
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Roofs
Author
Marleau, Christopher
Higgins, James
Ricketts, Lorne
Roppel, Patrick
Publisher
BC Housing Research Centre
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Roofs
Topic
Moisture
Energy Performance
Design and Systems
Keywords
Vaulted Roofs
Water-Shedding Roofs
Flat Waterproof Membrane Roofs
Thermal Performance
Moisture Management
Air Leakage
Durability
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This Illustrated Guide consolidates information on vaulted water-shedding roofs and flat waterproof membrane roofs that are capable of meeting R-30 or greater effective thermal performance when used on low- and mid-rise wood-frame buildings. The guide is intended to be an industry, utility, and government resource with respect to meeting this thermal performance level, while not compromising other aspects of building enclosure performance, including moisture management, air leakage, and durability.
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Moisture Monitoring and Modeling of Mass-Timber Building Systems

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1833
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Moisture
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Author
Kordziel, Steven
Glass, Samuel
Pei, Shiling
Zelinka, Samuel
Tabares-Velasco, Paulo
Organization
Forest Products Laboratory
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Korea
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Topic
Moisture
Keywords
Moisture Monitoring
Hygrothermal Properties
High-Rise
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 20-23,2018. Seoul, Republic of Korea
Summary
The use of mass timber structural products in tall building applications (6–20 stories) is becoming more common around the world including North America. A potential concern is the environmental wetting of mass timber products during construction because such products may dry out more slowly than light-frame structural lumber, and wood, as an organic material, is susceptible to deterioration at elevated moisture contents. In order to better understand the moisture conditions present in high rise timber constructions, a long-term moisture monitoring program was implemented on an eight story, mixed-use, mass timber framed building in Portland, Oregon. The building was monitored with an array of moisture meters to track moisture content throughout the building’s construction and operation. This paper presents data covering a period just over one year starting from the manufacture of crosslaminated timber (CLT) panels. Hygrothermal properties of CLT samples of the same type used in the building were measured in the laboratory, and wetting and drying experiments on representative CLT samples were conducted. Simulated moisture contents using a one-dimensional hygrothermal model compared reasonably well with laboratory experiments and building site measurements.
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Moisture Monitoring Throughout the Construction and Occupancy of Mass Timber Builidings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1834
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Moisture
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Author
Zelinka, Samuel
Glass, Samuel
Kordziel, Steven
Tabares-Velasco, Paulo
Pei, Shiling
Organization
Forest Products Laboratory
Publisher
University of Victoria
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Topic
Moisture
Keywords
Dimensional Instability
Microbial Attack
Fastener Corrosion
Cracking
Construction
Language
English
Conference
International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
April 25-27,2018. Victoria, Canada
Summary
This paper presents preliminary findings from an ongoing research program instrumenting CLT buildings to measure wood moisture content. An overview of the research program is presented along with data from first year of moisture monitoring in an 8-story building in Portland, Oregon. This project measures the wood moisture content throughout the construction cycle, including the fabrication, shipping, staging, and erection of the panels. These preliminary field measurements can help characterize moisture changes in CLT during construction and guide the construction of future CLT buildings.
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Agricultural Buildings With Timber Structure - Preventative Chemical Wood Preservation Inevitably Required?

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1914
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Moisture
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Author
Jiang, Yuan
Dietsch, Philipp
Winter, Stefan
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Korea
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Topic
Moisture
Keywords
Moisture Content
Spruce
Agriculture
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 20-23,2018. Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Hybrid LVL Panels Made of Eucalypt and Pine Woods Decayed by White-Rot Fungus

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2228
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Moisture
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
General Application

Hygrothermal Analysis of Timber-Based External Walls Across Different Australian Climate Zones

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2071
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Moisture
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Walls

Moisture Content Monitoring in Glulam Structures by Embedded Sensors via Electrical Methods

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1462
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Moisture
Serviceability
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Author
Li, Hang
Perrin, Marianne
Eyma, Florent
Jacob, Xavier
Gibiat, Vincent
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Germany
Format
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Topic
Moisture
Serviceability
Keywords
Sensors
Moisture Content
Monitoring
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Wood Science and Technology
ISSN
1432-5225
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Free
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Field Measurement of Vertical Movement and Roof Moisture Performance of the Wood Innovation and Design Centre

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1182
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Serviceability
Moisture
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
PSL (Parallel Strand Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Roofs
Author
Wang, Jieying
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
PSL (Parallel Strand Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Roofs
Topic
Serviceability
Moisture
Keywords
Vertical Movement
Moisture Content
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Monitoring
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Two of the major topics of interest to those designing taller and larger wood buildings are the susceptibility to differential movement and the likelihood of mass timber components drying too slowly after they become wet during construction. The Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George, British Columbia provides a unique opportunity for non-destructive...
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Structural Performance Monitoring Technology and Data Visualization Tools and Techniques – Featured Case Study: UBC Tallwood House

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2342
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Moisture
Serviceability
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Columns
Floors
Author
Mustapha, Gamal
Khondoker, Khaleed
Higgins, James
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Columns
Floors
Topic
Moisture
Serviceability
Keywords
Moisture Performance
Vertical Movement
Prefabrication
Language
English
Conference
International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Wood structures such as the Wood Innovation and Design Center in Prince George and the UBC Tallwood House, an 18 storey, 53-meter-tall mass timber hybrid building are examples of new and innovative wood structures that encompass new construction techniques, unique materials and novel building practices. Empirical data on the condition of critical components and access to the real-time status of the structure during construction gives Architects, Engineers and Contractors critical information to make informed decisions to either validate or improve the construction plan. Data recorded during the life of the building helps validate the design decisions and proves the viability and feasibility of the design. Methods and practices used to monitor both the moisture performance of prefabricated cross laminate timber (CLT) as well as the vertical movement sensing of the building during and after construction are explored in this paper. Moisture content of the CLT panels has been recorded from manufacturing and prefabrication to storage, through transport and during installation and will continue throughout the service life of the building. The calculated and expected displacement of the wood columns is scheduled to take several years as the structure settles, however a first-year analysis and extrapolation of the data was conducted. Monitoring during transport, storage, and construction proved that CLT panels were resilient to moisture issues while in the manufacturers storage, but prone to direct exposure to moisture-related problems regardless of the precautions taken on site. Despite construction during typical Pacific Northwest rain, informed decisions were made to ensure the panel moisture content could decrease to acceptable ranges before continuing to secondary construction phases. The moisture trends observed in the building were proportional to the control samples as both were subjected to similar environmental conditions.
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Preliminary Assessment of Moisture-Related Properties for Structural Composite Lumber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1175
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Moisture
Serviceability
Material
LSL (Laminated Strand Lumber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
OSL (Oriented Strand Lumber)
PSL (Parallel Strand Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Wang, Jieying
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
LSL (Laminated Strand Lumber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
OSL (Oriented Strand Lumber)
PSL (Parallel Strand Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Moisture
Serviceability
Keywords
Water Absorption
Vapour Permeance
Vapour Sorption
Dimensional Stability
Building Envelope
Moisture Management
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Fifteen structural composite lumber (SCL) products including laminated-veneer lumber (LVL), laminated strand lumber (LSL), oriented strand lumber (OSL), and parallel strand lumber (PSL) provided by Boise Cascade, LP, West Fraser, and Weyerhaeuser were tested for moisture-related properties in this study, also covering four reference materials: 16-mm Oriented Strand Board (OSB), 19-mm Canadian Softwood Plywood (plywood), 38-mm Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine solid wood. Water absorption, vabour permeance, vapour sorption, and dimensional stability were measured with limited replication by following relevant standards for a purpose of assisting in improving building design and construction, such as hygrothermal modelling of building envelope assemblies, design for vertical differential movement, and on-site moisture management.
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Wetting and Drying Performance Related To On-Site Moisture Protection of Cross-Laminated Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1169
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Moisture
Site Construction Management
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Wood Building Systems
Author
Wang, Jieying
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Moisture
Site Construction Management
Keywords
On-Site
Moisture Management
Water Repellants
Rain
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Project objectives: To investigate the wetting and drying behaviour of the face and edge surfaces of cross-laminated timber (CLT), including edge-to-edge joints covered with plywood spline To evaluate effectiveness of water-repellent coatings and membranes that are factory-applied with the intent to prevent wetting caused by rain, installation of wet light-weight concrete topping, or contact with damp concrete surfaces To assess potential impact of fire protection measures including drywall and rigid mineral wood insulatio on the drying performance of wet CLT To further develop practical solutions for on-site management of mass timber construction
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