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Cross Laminated Timber

Format On Demand: Article/Print
Offered by McGraw Hill Construction
Category Other

This course will consider the characteristics of CLT that make it not only a viable option, but an ideal choice for many building types. Based on the US Cross-laminated Timber Handbook (US CLT) it will focus on technical information necessary to engineers considering the use of CLT in a project, such as structural design, connections and fire performance, as well as resources available to those seeking additional detail. Through examples of existing buildings in North America and around the world, it will also illustratethe design flexibility and adaptability of this unique wood product.


Describe the characteristics of cross laminated timber (CLT) and its use in a range of building types.
Discuss the advantages of cross laminated timber over other building materials in terms of speed and efficiency of construction, design flexibility, environmental performance and other factors.
Use technical guidance available in the US Cross-laminated Timber Handbook related to key issuessuch as structural design, connectors, vibration, and fire resistance.
Recognize how US CLT buildings can be approved under currentbuilding codes and how this will change under the 2015 International Building Code.
Examine the use of CLT in three innovative butvery different building projects in the US, Canada and Australia.

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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0