Chapter 5: Connections In Cross-Laminated Timber Timber Buildings

The light weight of cross-laminated timber (CLT) products combined with the high level of prefabrication involved, in addition to the need to provide wood-based alternative products and systems to steel and concrete, have significantly contributed to the development of CLT products and systems, especially in mid-rise buildings (5 to 9 stories). While this product is well-established in Europe, work on the implementation of CLT products and systems has just begun in the United States and Canada. This structural efficiency of the floor system acting as a diaphragm and that of walls in resisting lateral loads depends on the efficiency of the fastening system and connection details used to interconnect individual panels an assemblies together.…

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