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Title: Field durability of treated and untreated CLT wall envelope systems

Source: Res. in Prog. RIP-4723-041. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.

Author(s)Tang, Juliet D.; Lim, Hyungsuk

Publication Year: 2019  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress



Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is one of the widely used engineered wood products in mass timber construction. It has successfully penetrated the European construction market over the past two decades. Its sustainable characteristics provide major advantages over other construction materials. Its susceptibility to biological degradation is a concern for architects, engineers, and builders, especially in regions with high termite infestation and fungal decay risks. Because such degradation is often driven by moisture, temperature, and nutrient accessibility, a comprehensive understanding of how heat and moisture move through exterior CLT wall envelope systems is needed to optimize design strategies.

Keywords: cross-laminated timber; wall envelope design; MCA-C preservative; field durability; termite resistance; decay resistance

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 384 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/05/2019
RITS Product ID: 96676
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Tang, Juliet
Research Forest Products Technologist

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