Cross-laminated timber: experimental research
The summaries presented here are extracted from the cross-laminated timber (CLT) research published in two selected proceedings arising out of the COST Action FP1004 conferences held in 2012 and 2014.
Full references to these proceedings are given at the end of this paper.
Dan Bradley reports on an international research project that hopes to develop an alternative.
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