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Title: Performance of Mass Timber Structures under Lateral Loads: The Canadian Experience

Source: Presentation: 2015 Mass Timber Research Workshop, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Madison, Wisconsin; November 3-4, 2015

Author(s): Popovski, Marjan

Publication Year: 2015  View PDF »

Category: Presentations

Abstract: In the last 20 years mass timber (MT) products have emerged as cost-competitive, carbon efficient, sustainable and reliable structural components for use in residential and non-residential applications. They can complement the existing light-frame and heavy-timber systems or can be used in new innovative construction applications that are currently dominated by concrete, masonry, and steel. MT has also given the opportunity to wood as a structural material to be used in tall buildings once again. To use these new MT-based structural systems in regions with high wind and seismic loads, a comprehensive investigation of their performance under lateral loads is needed. This presentation will summarize some of the research activities and findings related to the performance of MT-based structural systems under lateral loads in Canada.

Keywords: Mass Timber Research Workshop, cross laminated timber (CLT), green building, forest restoration activities

File size: 3,185 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/18/2015

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