Gain in-depth knowledge of specific design and construction topics related to wood buildings. Written by experts, these papers offer detailed information that can ease the design or construction process and make your project more successful.
Solution Papers Shaft Wall Solutions for Light-Frame and Mass Timber Buildings
Provides an overview of design considerations, requirements, and options for light-frame and mass timber shaft walls under the 2018 and 2021 IC, and considerations related to non-wood shaft walls in wood buildings.View Resource
Differential Material Movement in Tall Mass Timber Structures Solution Papers
CLT Diaphragm Design for Wind and Seismic Resistance Solution Papers
Taking the Guesswork out of Mixed-Use Building Requirements Solution Papers
Insurance for Mass Timber Construction: Assessing Risk and Providing Answers Solution Papers
See what’s possible with wood. Case studies offer detailed information on the design and construction of innovative wood buildings—whether that means advancements in design, sustainability, or others—along with insights from their project teams.
Case Studies Green Commercial Building Teaches Environmental and Structural Lessons
The Bullitt Center’s heavy timber frame exemplifies how a traditional building system can be used in new and innovative ways. The pioneering building pushes the envelope for urban sustainability with its ultra-green design.View Resource
Unique mass timber facility
becomes a point of civic pride Case Studies
OSU Cascades – New campus building makes meaningful use of mass timber Case Studies
Idaho Central Credit Union Arena – Soaring Roof Demonstrates Mass Timber’s Long-Span Possibilities Case Studies
Adidas East Village Expansion – Innovative mass timber designs meet ambitious construction timeline Case Studies
The next best thing to hands-on experience. Learn from design examples focused on specific types or aspects of wood buildings, including a five-story wood-frame structure over podium slab, cantilever diaphragm, and timber panelized roof structure (seismic and wind design).
Precise, expert answers to wood building-related questions. From wood shaft walls and fire-rated assemblies to acoustics, code requirements for parapets, and structural grids, browse these tips for practical information that applies to projects.
Current EPDs for Wood Products Expert Tips
Calculating the Carbon Stored in Wood Products Expert Tips
Introduction to Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment: The Basics Expert Tips
When to Include Biogenic Carbon in an LCA Expert Tips
Does T&G Sheathing Constitute a Blocked Diaphragm or Shear Wall? Expert Tips
Vertical Offsets in Exterior Walls: Fire Detailing Expert Tips
Stay up to date on building trends—including mass timber projects in design or under construction/built across the U.S. We track projects across the country and provide new information quarterly to give you the latest market insights.
Building Trends U.S. Mass Timber Projects
WoodWorks tracks mass timber projects across the U.S. as a resource for developers and design teams who want insights into market trends.View Resource
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Research Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings
This report summarizes a survey of ten tall timber buildings in several countries, from the perspectives of the Developer/Owner, Design Team, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), and Construction Team. It also examines the topics of project insurance, project financing, and building operations and performance.View Resource
Platte Fifteen Life Cycle Assessment Research
Development of a Cost-Effective CLT Panel Capable of Resisting DOS/DOD Design Basis Threats – Final Report Research
High-Fidelity Physics-Based Modeling of CLT Research
Results from Phase 2 Blast Tests of Full-Scale CLT Structures Research