The durability and structural design of cross-laminated timber (CLT) structures

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Martin Milner outlines some of the evolving key principles for designers and constructors to achieve robust and durable CLT buildings.

 

Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook

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A short introduction to cross-laminated timbernavigation-arrow

The well-known environmental advantages of using timber as a construction material, coupled with the wider technical and performance benefits of products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glued laminated timber (glulam), are enabling the construction industry to deliver innovative and cost effective timber buildings.

Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook

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Specifying externally exposed structural timbernavigation-arrow

This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) looks at some of the factors to consider when specifying a desired service life for structural timbers that are to be exposed outdoors but not in contact with the ground.

 

This WIS addresses general principles of structural design only, giving an overview of the...

21/05/2019 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Hybrid construction: timber-based solutions to structural challengesnavigation-arrow

What is hybrid construction? And how can it be used to create sustainable and versatile buildings? This publication answers these questions by looking at different types of structural engineered timber in effective combinations with other materials, as illustrated by recent case studies. From straightforward projects to complex design briefs, hybrid...

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