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American Wood Council

Courtesy of LEVER Architecture

Tall wood is an industry term to identify mass timber buildings that exceed the height limit for wood buildings set by the current International Building Code. Mass timber includes any product currently permitted for use in Type IV construction, such as Cross Laminated Timber, Structural Composite Lumber, glued-laminated timber, and large section sawn lumber.

ICC Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings

 

Tall Wood News
2016 #AWCTallWoodChat

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Free Webinar on Tall Wood Structures

Current Trends and Related Code and Standard Changes Course

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) has been in use worldwide for over 15 years, but most notably in Europe. However, U.S. designers and engineers are increasingly showing interest in picking up the trend.

Building with CLT has increased in popularity for many reasons including: just-in-time fabrication and job site delivery, speed and efficiency in construction, reduced job site noise and on-site labor force, substitution of high embodied materials with a renewable resource that sequesters carbon, and creating a living or work space that has the aesthetics of exposed wood.  Read More ›

 
Cross Laminated Timber Fire Tests

Full Presentation – 44:00 minutes


Part 1 - Fire Test Materials – 01:24 minutes


Part 2 - Fire Test – 03:08 minutes


Part 3 - Fire Test Results – 07:54 minutes

 
Code Connections

Code Official Connections is free to qualified governmental employees and is designed for the professional needs of the code administration and enforcement community.

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Building Codes

AWC's Building Codes & Standards staff works closely with model, state, and local building code organizations, as well as with many standards developing groups to gain the broadest possible acceptance of wood products in the marketplace.

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Fire

Resources for code and fire officials on fire performance of wood products.

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