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.
A new study published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) sheds light on the critical relationships shared by building product manufacturers and architects in creating better outcomes for owners and occupants.
Mass-timber construction, a growing industry in the United States, includes elements such as glued-laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber (CLT), and nail-laminated timber (NLT). These wooden elements have a natural resistance to fire through charring, similar to traditional heavy timber. The fire safety of mass-timber combined with high load-carrying capabilities has opened up the possibility of using mass-timber in high-rise buildings.
Earlier this year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) collaborated with Guinness World Records to identify China’s Shanghai Tower as the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.