Chapter 10: Building Enclosure Design For Cross-Laminated Timber Construction

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) was developed in Europe for the prefabricated construction of wall, roof, and flooring elements. Adaption of CLT for use in the United States requires consideration of the different climates, building codes, and construction methods in this country. Building enclosure design has important implications for the energy performance and durability of the structure as well as indoor air quality. The key performance requirements of the enclosure discussed in this Chapter are prevention of water intrusion and control of heat flow, air flow, and moisture flow. The use of prefabricated CLT panels does not change the basic heat, air, and moisture control design principles for an exterior wall or roof assembly. However…

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