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

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS-3

SOLVING FOUNDATION FAILURES

A building foundation’s primary purpose is to transfer the loads from the superstructure to the underlying soil at a bearable pressure. It serves as an interface between superstructure and substructure. As we discuss foundations, remember that a footing and a foundation are two different elements, one … 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

Roof Replacement Vs. Roof Repair: Which One Is Right For You?

ROOF REPLACEMENT VS. ROOF REPAIR: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

When it comes to your home, an ounce of prevention is most definitely worth a pound of cure. In other words, regular maintenance is good for both your home’s appearance and your wallet. Putting off needed repairs might save you in the short-term, but it will end up costing you … Continue reading