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Title: Cross-laminated timber (CLT) resistance to infestation by subterranean termites

Source: fplrip-4723-024-MSU-CLT Resistance-Tang-Stokes

Author(s)Stokes, C. Elizabeth; Tang, Juliet

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract:  Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a relatively recent addition to the North American timber construction market. Part of a developing category of "mass timber" construction products, CLT has begun to see use in mid-rise and tall buiding construction markets in parts of Canada and the northwestern United States. In the past few years, manufacturers have looked toward expanding the use of this product further into the North American market. However, no termite infestation experiments have been published for this product. An examination of the product's resistance to degredation situations that commonly occur in the areas served by the U.S. timber construction materials market must therefore be undertaken.

Keywords: CLT; cross-laminated timber; termite resistance; Reticulitermes; Coptotermes

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

Date posted: 09/19/2016
RITS Product ID: 81569
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Tang, Juliet
Research Forest Products Technologist

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