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MAT242 – Cross-Laminated Timber in the 2015 IBC and NDS

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Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), one of the new mass timber products, is now included as a structural system in both the 2015 International Building Code and the 2015 National Design Specification® for Wood Construction. This presentation will give an overview of relevant building codes and standards provisions and describe how they can be used in the structural design of CLT elements and structures. Topics related to connections, structural, and fire protection will be discussed.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Understand provisions for CLT under the 2015 IBC.
  2. Understand provisions for CLT under the 2015 NDS.
  3. Understand structural, fire, and connection design of CLT.
  4. Improve design knowledge on current applications of CLT throughout North America.


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