Thursday, October 20, 2016

New cross-laminated timber fire tests back proponents of high-rise wood structures

The Framework Project, LLC announced that the company has successfully completed two significant fire tests on Cross-laminated Timber as a building material, “demonstrating for the first time the feasibility of tall mass timber buildings in the U.S.”

The two tests provide proof that a mass timber assembly using Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue-laminated timber (glulam) can be used safely while meeting stringent fire code requirements. Tall wood buildings using CLT and glulam have already been permitted in Europe, Australia, and Canada.

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