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MAT240-A – Cross Laminated Timber

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Learning Objectives

After reading this article, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the characteristics of cross laminated timber (CLT) and its use in a range of building types.
  2. 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.
  3. Use technical guidance available in the U.S. Cross-laminated Timber Handbook related to key issues such as structural design, connectors, vibration, and fire resistance.
  4. Recognize how U.S. CLT buildings can be approved under current building codes and how this will change under the 2015 International Building Code.
  5. Examine the use of CLT in three innovative but very different building projects in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)


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