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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 professors in the … Continue reading Arkansas CLT building being tested for performance

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Timber-concrete composite floor systems for tall buildings

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.

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