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Fire resistance and prevention in wood buildings

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.

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Arkansas CLT building being tested for performance

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.

With a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, U of A … Continue reading Arkansas CLT building being tested for performance

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