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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Chapter 1: Introduction To Cross-Laminated Timber

Cross-laminated timber (CLT), a new generation of engineered wood product developed initially in Europe, has been gaining increased popularity in residential and non-residential applications in several countries. Many impress low- and mid-rise...

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CLT Handbook – Canadian Edition

Cross-laminated timber (CLT), an innovative wood product engineered in Europe, has been gaining increased popularity in residential and non-residential applications in several countries. Numerous impressive buildings built around the world using CLT...

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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...

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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...

Codes, Other

Chapter 1: Introduction To Cross-Laminated Timber

Cross-laminated timber (CLT), an innovative engineered wood product developed in Europe, has been gaining increasing popularity in residential and non-residential applications in several countries. Numerous impressive buildings built around the...

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Economic Feasibility Of Products From Inland West...

A large part of the forests located in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. West (inland West) is characterized by densely packed, small-diameter stands. The purpose of this study was to examine the economic feasibility of using small-diameter...

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Effectiveness Of Several NDE Technologies In Detecting...

Several nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies were studied to determine their efficacy as scanning devices to detect internal moisture and artificial decay pockets. Large bridge-sized test specimens, including sawn timber and glued-laminated...