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The Think Wood Research Library is a central resource for research on designing and building with mass timber. The library links to research publications from around the world on mass timber building materials and technology, structural systems, performance, and market adoption. It includes research reports, books, academic journal publications and conference proceedings. Publications are either freely available, or they require free registration or payment for full-text access.

We are continually updating our library of research to provide the latest information on mass timber construction. If you can’t find a particular document or have new research to share, please let us know at info@ThinkWood.com.

If you’re working on a wood building project, free technical assistance is available from WoodWorks-Wood Products Council. Contact your local representative at help@woodworks.org.

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Wood Handbook, Wood As An Engineering Material

Summarizes information on wood as an engineering material. Presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer. Includes discussion of designing with wood and wood-based products along with some...


NLT Design and Construction Guide

NLT is created by placing dimension lumber on edge and mechanically fastening the individual laminations together with nails or screws. Nominal 2x, 3x and 4x thicknesses and 4-inch to 12-inch widths are typically used to create NLT panels. The...


CLT Handbook – US Edition

CLT, like other structural wood-based products, lends itself well to prefabrication, resulting in very rapid construction, and dismantling at the end of its service life. The added benefit of being made from a renewable resource makes all wood-based...


Chapter 8: Fire Performance Of Cross-Laminated Timber...

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a promising wood-based structural component and has potential to provide cost-effective building solution for residential, commercial and institutional buildings as well as large industrial facilities. Market...


Chapter 2: Cross-Laminated Timber Manufacturing

This Chapter provides general information about the manufacturing of CLT that may be of interest to the design community. The information contained in this Chapter may also provide guidance to CLT manufacturers in the development of their plant...