The American Wood Council (AWC) and International Code Council (ICC) have released a joint publication, “Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC,” providing an overview of requirements for mass timber construction as found in the 2015, 2018, and 2021 International Building Code (IBC).
Mass timber buildings are capable of providing a level of fire-resistance comparable to steel and concrete. Building code changes are allowing more projects to capitalize on the cost, schedule, and environmental advantages of wood construction. As the popularity of wood grows, construction safety practices are also receiving greater emphasis to mitigate fire hazards during one of the most vulnerable periods of a building’s lifetime.
Designs released for the largest mass timber office building in North America. The structure is part of an 11-ha (28-acre) Pier 70 waterfront development at a historic shipyard property in San Francisco, California.
A new residence hall at the University of Arkansas (U of A) campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas, will serve as a testbed for researchers to study the behavior of cross-laminated timber (CLT) as a building material.
Adohi Hall is one of the nation’s first large-scale mass timber residence hall projects.