Technical

The Role of Coatings in Mass Timber Performance

Sjoerd Bos As mass timber construction continues to grow, architects are faced with a multitude of coating decisions based on each...

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Hurricane Ties

Hurricane ties will hold a roof on, right? Stephen MacDougall   When steel straps, commonly referred to as hurricane ties, are...

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Dowel Laminated Timber

A new mass timber product in North America By Lucas Epp   Introduction Use of mass timber as a structural system is on the rise in...

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Alternative Solutions for Tall Wood Buildings

By Steve Craft Editor’s Note: Ontario’s Tall Wood Building Reference was released in November 2017 by the provincial government. The...

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Computational Design with Timber

By Lucas Epp Over the last 10 years, the field of computational design has taken the building industry by storm. The meteoric rise of this...

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Software Design and Engineered Wood Trusses

By Mike Phillips A few decades ago, you needed a drafting table, calculator and lots of time to design anything beyond a very standard...

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Seismic Design with Wood

  Jim Taggart To understand the principles of seismic design, one must first understand the nature of seismic forces. Initiated by the...

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Fire Testing Completed on Full-Scale Mass Timber Building with Promising Results

By Kenneth Bland While heavy timber construction (Type IV in U.S. building codes) is one of the oldest wood construction methods...

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The Evolution of CLT Manufacturing in North America

By Patrick Chouinard While North America is in its infancy in mass timber use, Europe is well into a second-generation of Cross-Laminated...

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Atlantic Mid-rise Wood Case Study

This is the first case study of its kind that analyzes four different building types of equal structural and architectural design and...

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