The Case for Cross Laminated Timber: Opportunities and Challenges
The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting seminars in three California locations that will explore the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) in non-residential and multi-family buildings. CLT is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light and heavy-timber framing options. The seminar will introduce CLT through a series of project examples while considering some of the more challenging aspects of CLT building design, such as fire and life safety, lateral and seismic design, acoustic performance and building envelope. Additional topics will include the manufacturing and specification of CLT, building code considerations and available resources, including the new U.S. CLT Handbook. This seminar is intended for engineers, architects, builders and others with an interest in the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. To learn about WoodWorks and for information about additional education opportunities, free project support and other resources, visit WoodWorks online. Attendees can earn 2.0 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) credits.