Skip header and navigation

1 records – page 1 of 1.

How Monitoring CLT Buildings can Remove Market Barriers and Support Designers in North America: An Introduction to Preliminary Environmental Studies

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2357
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Moisture
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Author
Schmidt, Evan
Riggio, Mariapaola
Barbosa, Andre
Laleicke, Paul
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Portugal
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Topic
Design and Systems
Moisture
Keywords
Hygrothermal Performance
Monitoring
Structural Health
Wood-Water Relationship
SMART-CLT Project
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Revista Portuguesa de Engenharia de Estruturas
Summary
Currently, design of tall wood buildings is generally accomplished in the USA through the so-called alternate means process, with requires extensive testing, engineering analysis, and a stringent peer review process. As it pertains to cross-laminated timber (CLT), it is critical to develop effective performance prediction models, through laboratory testing elaborating on material behaviors (e.g. hygrothermal, vibrational, etc.) as well as monitoring data on the mid- to long-term performance of timber structures in situ. This paper presents the scope and preliminary outcomes of a project aiming to cross reference laboratory research and in-situ monitoring to establish a holistic performance-monitoring protocol for mass timber buildings; this protocol can later serve to define standards for mid- to long-term monitoring as well as to develop guidelines for the design of mass timber structures.
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
Less detail