FIRE RESISTANCE OF A CLT STRUCTURE

 

Fire resistance is the ability of a material to confine a fire while providing its structural function. This determined by timing the start of the fire up to the point where the material can no longer function as required.  Timber is known to be vulnerable to fire whether … Continue reading

MOISTURE RESISTANCE OF CLT

WATER/MOISTURE RESISTANCE OF A CLT STRUCTURE

Freshly sawn wood is usually saturated with water however, we understand that a high humidity concentration in an object lowers its moisture resistance rate. Moisture resistance is the ability of an object to resist absorbing moisture from its surrounding. Cross Laminated Timber also when … Continue reading

CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER (CLT / XLAM)

INTRODUCTION TO CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER

Over the years, steel and concrete have been the main elements of every construction, the heart and skeleton of every structure. However, in the abundance of resources, discoveries never come to an end. Timber has previously been used for mainly aesthetic purposes in construction but … Continue reading