NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 1 – Structural and Serviceability Performance
Project T1-1 – Refined Structural Analysis and Design of Timber Systems
PI: Dr. Tony Yang
There are currently no design guidelines for balloon MT walls as a system in CSA O86 (CSA 2019) and the NBCC (NRC 2020), and this regulatory gap inhibits the implementation of such systems. The main objective of this research project is to quantify the system performance, and to develop the technical information necessary for the wide-accepted design, of individual balloon MT walls and cores in mid-rise and high-rise buildings. Specifically, design guidelines for such systems will be developed and force modification factors will be derived for future implementation of the system in the NBCC.