Synthesizes current design procedures and recommendations for mass timber floors and presents the results in a format that is both approachable and useful to the U.S. engineering design community
Intended for developers/owners seeking insurance for mass timber buildings, design/construction teams looking to make their projects more insurable, and insurance professionals looking for information on safety and performance
Companion paper to the Index of Mass Timber Connections; focuses on structural connections, addressing considerations such as aesthetics, fire-rating requirements, constructability and moisture protection
Covers the choice of construction type and other implications for concealed spaces
Examines how to achieve FRRs under the new tall wood construction types in the 2021 IBC
Takes an in-depth look at the requirements for shaft walls under the 2021 IBC, including when and where wood can be used
Focuses on how to design and construct wood-frame buildings for protection against subterranean termites
Overview of the Protective Design Center Technical Report (PDC-TR) 18-02, released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help engineers analyze and design CLT structures for blast loads
Guides coordination between designers and builders (GCs, construction managers, estimators, fabricators, installers, etc.) as they are estimating and making cost-related decisions on mass timber projects
Focuses on how to meet fire-resistance requirements in the IBC, including calculation and testing-based methods
Companion piece to WoodWorks’ Inventory of Fire Resistance-Tested Mass Timber Assemblies
Summarizes the changes as well as the background and technical research that supported their adoption.
Emphasizing room-to-room noise control, this paper covers key aspects of mass timber acoustical design. Companion piece to WoodWorks’ Inventory of Mass Timber Acoustic Assemblies.
Covers important design considerations and traditional approaches related to the design of a 5-story wood-frame structure over a 2-story concrete or masonry podium.
Helps engineers better understand flexibility issues associated with 5-over-2 podium structures and how they can affect the design process.
Describes procedures for estimating wood shrinkage and provides detailing options that minimize its effect on building performance.
Presents ways to increase the durability of wood-frame schools; includes discussion of exposed heavy and mass timber elements.
Provides an overview of design considerations, requirements, and options for wood-frame shaft walls under the IBC.
Presents and evaluates a candidate CLT diaphragm analysis model approach as an engineering design tool based on the needs of seismic design in the U.S.
Provides an overview of the Alternate Materials and Methods Requests (AMMR) process, including reasons to pursue an AMMR, requirements, examples, and practical considerations.
Reviews code-compliant methods for using brick veneer over the entire height of a mid-rise wood-frame structure.
Provides an overview of how to meet energy code requirements with an emphasis on wood-frame buildings and compliance with the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code.
Acoustics are just one aspect of building performance and must be considered in combination with requirements such as fire protection, structural systems and energy efficiency.
Provides an overview of a method, based on simple statics, which can be used to analyze complex diaphragm structures, while guiding readers to more detailed information through the references.