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  • Find a Mass Timber Specialist
    • Find a Mass Timber Specialist

      If you want to create a mass timber project team, we can help locate experienced professionals in your area. As part of our Professional Affiliate Program, we can provide names of specialists in CLT, NLT and other mass timber systems.

  • Mass Timber Checklists
    • Mass Timber Checklists

      Cost and design optimization checklists guide coordination between designers and builders (GCs, construction managers, estimators, fabricators, installers, etc.) as they estimate and make cost-related decisions on mass timber projects.

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  • Online Calculators
    • Online Calculators

      Ease building code analysis with the Heights & Areas Calculator, or use the Carbon Calculator to estimate the carbon footprint of wood buildings.

Designing a Wood Building?
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  • Allowable heights and areas/construction types
  • Structural detailing of wood and hybrid material systems
  • Fire resistance and acoustical-rated assemblies
  • Efficient and code-compliant lateral system design
  • Alternate means of code compliance
  • Energy-efficient detailing

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Cost

Wood offers advantages in terms of material, construction and environmental costs.

Code acceptance

Building codes recognize wood’s safety and structural performance capabilities in a wide range of building types.

Fire protection

Building codes require all building systems to perform to the same level of safety, regardless of material used.

Seismic loads

Wood-frame structures can meet or exceed the most demanding earthquake design requirements.

Innovation

Advances in wood science and building technology continue to expand the opportunities for wood construction.

Carbon footprint

Wood products continue to store carbon absorbed during the tree’s growing cycle, keeping it out of the atmosphere.

Renewability

Wood is the only major building material that grows naturally and is renewable.