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Development of a Ready-To-Assemble (RTA) Tornado Safe Room Constructed from Cross-Laminated Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue716
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Design and Systems
Wind
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Rooms
Author
Black, Todd
Falk, Bob
Organization
Forest Products Laboratory
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Rooms
Topic
Design and Systems
Wind
Keywords
Ready-To-Assemble
Tornadoes
Lateral Loads
Research Status
In Progress
Summary
Over the past several decades, the market for ready-to-assemble (RTA) products has grown significantly. RTA kitchen cabinets and furniture are commonplace because they can be shipped flat and assembled on site, which has greatly reduced shipping costs as...
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Development of a Ready-to- Assemble Tornado Shelter from Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT): Impact and Wind Pressure Testing

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2099
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Design and Systems
Wind
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Falk, Robert
Bridwell, James
Williamson, Tom
Black, Todd
Organization
Forest Products Laboratory
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Wind
Keywords
Tornado
Residential
Lateral Load
Uplift Test
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The development and use of tornado shelters have helped reduce loss of human life associated with extreme weather events. Currently, the majority of shelters are built from either steel or concrete. The development of the crosslaminated timber (CLT) industry in the United States has provided an ideal wood product to resist the debris impact...
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Free
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