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

SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF A CLT STRUCTURE

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Seismic loads on the structure are due to forces which are created by ground accelerations (earthquakes). The magnitude of these loads is influenced by the following factors weight of the building, the intensity of the seismic loads, duration of the earthquake/ground acceleration, frequency of the seismic waves, … 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