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Title: Mass Timber Construction in Utah: Research, Practice and Futures

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

Author(s): Hagenhoffer-Daniel, Ben

Publication Year: 2015  View PDF »

Category: Presentations

Abstract: This presentation is an overview of mass timber research, development and commercial work, using beetle killed pine from the intermountain forests. This work is performed by an industry/university partnership between the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and Euclid Timber LLC, a timber fabricator and general contractor in Heber, Utah. The presentation will illustrate:
  • Explorations into non-glued solutions to mass timber construction through a product commercially available from Euclid Timber LLC called Interlocking Cross-Laminated Timber (ICLT). The presentation will explain research on optimizing and testing ICLT for structural and hygrothermal performance, case studies of built works utilizing ICLT, as well as studies into digital interoperability, dimensional stability, and economic impacts of drying for alternative non-glued mass timber products
  • The research team has more recently been exploring transverse post-tensioned timber planar elements and the potential of cellulose fiber
  • Finally, the presentation will reveal results of a recently released report, "Solid Timber: Process Practice Performance" sponsored by USDA Forest Products Laboratory, FPInnovations, and the AIA that documents 17 case study mass timber projects for their cost, schedule, quality, and risk key performance indicators in comparison to traditional site-built construction


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

File size: 8,088 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/18/2015

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