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Title: Control of solar-driven moisture diffusion in cross-laminated timber walls with absorptive claddings

Source: fplrip-4716-015-Glass

Author(s)Glass, Samuel V.

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract:  Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a massive prefabricated panel used for construction of walls, roofs, and floors. CLT panels are made with at least three layers of lumber bonded together, with each layer oriented perpendicular to the adjacent layers. CLT is made from an abundant renewable resource, sequesters carbon, has low embodied energy, and has excellent aesthetic, structural, and thermal properties. Use of CLT in buildings is growing in North America, but a critical knowledge gap that hinders wider adoption of CLT is lack of data on long-term moisture performance and durability.

Keywords: cross-laminated timber; CLT; moisture; hygrothermal performance; exterior wall; absorptive cladding; CARWASh; wind-driven rain

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

Date posted: 09/16/2016
RITS Product ID: 81550
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Glass, Samuel V.
Research Physical Scientist

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