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Title: Advanced quality and in-service condition assessment procedures for mass timber and cross-laminated timber products

Source: Res. in Prog. RIP-4714-036. Madison, Wisconsin: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.

Author(s): Franca, Frederico; Ross, Robert

Publication Year: 2019  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress



Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a type of large-scale, prefabricated, engineered wood panel. Panels are composed of multiple perpendicularly oriented layers of face-laminated lumber. Layers are bonded with structural adhesives. Once manufactured, the panels are lightweight, esthetically pleasing, and robust. They achieve favorable fire, seismic, and thermal performance. CLT and other engineered wood building systems, collectively referred to as mass timber, have been used for more than 20 years. In the United States, CLT is a novel engineered wood building material that is gaining acceptance in both residential and commercial structural applications, particularly in tall timber building construction.

Keywords: nondestructive evaluation; cross laminated timber; mass timber; building construction

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 592 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/05/2019
RITS Product ID: 96672

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