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An Exploration into Tornado Resistant Residential CLT Structures

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2111
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Wind
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Development and Promotion of Mass Timber Noise Barriers for Highways 

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2631
Topic
Market and Adoption
Application
Industrial Application
Organization
Clemson University
Country of Publication
United States
Application
Industrial Application
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Noise Barrier
Sound Barrier
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Patricia Layton at Clemson University
Summary
The mass timber and wood products industries must innovate new mass timber products that will utilize untapped timber from national, state and private forest lands, and provide ongoing work to mass timber manufacturers between larger building construction projects. Mass timber noise barriers have the potential to fulfill this need and, in turn, boost the economy. Through this proposed project we intend to produce, install and ultimately test this sustainable system in various regions of the U.S.
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Enable the Use of Mass Timber Products for Non-Residential Buildings in High Velocity Hurricane Zone

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2630
Topic
Wind
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Building Envelope
Organization
Clemson University
Country of Publication
United States
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Building Envelope
Topic
Wind
Keywords
High Velocity Hurricane Zone
Wind Load
Debris Impact Testing
Non-Residential
Commercial Buildings
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Weichiang Pang at Clemson University
Summary
The overall goal of this project is to enable the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) to construct commercial and other non-residential buildings in High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ). The 1992 Hurricane Andrew exposed the shortcomings of existing building codes. Recognizing this shortcomings, the Florida Building Code (FBC) incorporated new enhanced provisions which specifically require that the entire building envelope, including the wall and roof systems, must be impact resistant in HVHZ. Currently, CLT is not in the database of a list of building envelope products that comply with the HVHZ standard. The specific objectives of this project are (1) to qualify PRG-320 compliance CLT panels for HVHZ standard by conducting FBC debris impact and wind pressure cyclic tests; (2) to conduct education and outreach sessions to promote the use of CLT in HVHZ, and (3) to identify possible construction projects that may utilize CLT as the building envelope and promote the use of CLT in those projects. The test results generated in this project will be used specifically to gain HVHZ building code approval.
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Hollow Massive Timber Panels: A High-Performance, Long-Span Alternative to Cross Laminated Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue701
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Author
Montgomery, William
Organization
Clemson University
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Hollow Massive Timber
Pine
Shear Tests
Screws
Emulsion Polymer Isocyanate
Long Span
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Since the development of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), there has been a surge in interest in massive timber buildings. Furthermore, recent conceptual and feasibility designs of massive timber towers of 30 or more stories indicate that performance of mass timber structural elements can compete with other building materials in the commercial industry (MGB Architecture and Design et al.). However, in order for massive timber to penetrate the commercial market even further, a solution is needed for long-span massive timber floor systems. Unfortunately, CLT falls short in this area and is unable to span long distances. The hollow massive timber (HMT) panel presented in this thesis offers one potential long-span solution.
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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