The project aims to construct a mock-up of a modular unit composed of CLT. The goal is to produce a unit which can be put on display at Factory OS, a large modular manufacturing facility on Mare Island with proximity to the bay area and accessibility for touring and viewing by prospective clients in the Bay Area. The team sees the upcoming building code modifications (provisions in the 2021 International Building Code for the three new classes of Type IV construction) as a major advantage for the wood products industry.
Project objective include: 1. Develop a mock-up CLT module for display and presentation. 2. Develop the necessary logistics to get panels from the supply chain, to the factory for erection and methods of egress. Quantify the cost of producing CLT modules at Factory OS. 3. Develop the most efficient Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, & Fire Protection building systems & how they would be integrated within a CLT structure. 4. Promote economic and environmental health of the Bay Area communities.