The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) verified completion of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway, that now holds the title of the “World’s Tallest Timber Building.” At 85.4 meters, it is also the third-tallest building in Norway and the country’s tallest with mixed functions.
The American Wood Council (AWC) released the 2018 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction, which contains design information for structural lumber, glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, cross-laminated timber (CLT), poles and piles, I-joists, structural composite lumber, and connections.
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The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio, have concluded with a clear endorsement of building codes that will enable the use of mass timber technologies in buildings ranging up to 18 stories.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) received two Grand Awards in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards national competition for the Bahá’í Temple of South America and the John W. Olver Design Building at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst.
The Think Wood Research Library, launched in 2017, is now stocked with nearly 900 unique pieces of research to aid architects, engineers and other industry professionals in building safe, high-performing buildings, the industry group reported.
Glulam timber bridges are viable and cost-effective options for replacing bridges on low-traffic county and township roads. That’s what researchers at the J. Lohr Structures Lab at South Dakota State University concluded after testing a full-scale glulam timber girder bridge.
A new report available from reThink Wood demonstrates the fire resistance rating of glulam beam-to-column connections in Type IV construction.
The Framework Project, LLC announced that the company has successfully completed two significant fire tests on Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) as a building material, demonstrating for the first time the feasibility of tall mass timber buildings in the U.S.