Chapter 12: Lifting And Handling Of CLT Elements

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction is a relatively new process. There is therefore very little specific technical documentation for the erection of heavy structures designed and built with CLT panels. Current CLT manufacturers propose lifting systems to set up prefabricated wood assemblies. However, technical documents currently available mostly come from Europe and may appear incomplete to some engineers and builders in North America. In this chapter, we present a variety of lifting systems that can be used in the construction of structures using CLT panels. We discuss the basic theory required for proper lifting techniques. In addition, we introduce various tools and accessories that are frequently required for CLT construction…

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