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Mar 21, 2024 WoodWorks

Technical Resources for Designing with Mass Timber

Guides and Manuals

The CLT Diaphragm Design Guide

Developed collaboratively with experts in mass timber structural engineering, this groundbreaking publication provides guidance for the design of CLT diaphragms used as part of wind and seismic lateral force-resisting systems.

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Tall Mass Timber

Tall Mass Timber Project Case Study: 1510 Webster 

With the goal of creating affordable housing for the “missing middle” (households earning between 80 and 120% of the area’s median income), development, design, and construction firm oWOW designed the first prescriptive Type IV-A project in the U.S. 1510 Webster is 19 stories, 16 of which are mass timber.

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Less Embodied Carbon + Stored Carbon = Lower Carbon Impact

Return to Form, Katz Development, tres birds, KL&A Engineers & Builders

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment Study Series

Mass Timber Comparative Life Cycle Assessment Series Introduction

  • Details aspects common to all studies in the series, including methodology, approach, scope, and code compliance of the comparative designs, life cycle assessment (LCA) and dollar cost analyses

Return to Form Comparative Life Cycle Assessment Study

  • Compares Return to Form, a Type IV-B multi-family mass timber building over a Type I-A concrete podium to functionally equivalent cold-formed steel and concrete alternatives in terms of embodied carbon, cost, and construction speed 

Mass Timber Construction Management

How to Successfully Cost Manage a Mass Timber Project

Cost-Estimating Considerations for General Contractors

A determining factor in the success of a mass timber project—and whether it goes forward at all—is the general contractor’s ability to provide informed cost estimates from the earliest design stage. Use this paper to help bridge that gap with step-by-step guidance for minimizing whole project costs and maximizing the value of mass timber projects.

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Discover mass timber & light-frame projects
and connect with their project teams

Use the WoodWorks Innovation Network (WIN) to find projects and connect with experience companies and people – from designers to building product manufacturers and suppliers.

Mass Timber Project Case Studies

Janicki Industries Building 10

Aerospace manufacturer uses mass timber to meet speed & sustainability goals

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Ponce City Market / Raftermen Photography, courtesy of GFA

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