The Framework Project LLC has completed two significant fire tests on cross-laminated timber (CLT). These tests were intended to answer a number of questions relating to mass timber high-rise construction.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), buildings account for almost 40 percent of energy consumed in the United States. With concerns over global warming and the associated impacts of energy consumption, energy efficiency has become a critical part of building design.
There is growing movement among leading architects to embrace wood as a structural replacement for concrete and steel in mid?rise and even high?rise projects. The exploration of new engineered and hybrid technologies is leaving industry visionaries expecting to see high-rise wood structures within their lifetime.