Tag: WoodWorks

Three new types of construction

Building code changes in the U.S. mark significant progress for the mass timber industry. By Hardy Wentzel Historically, the U.S. construction industry has been slower to...

Waterfront Gathering Place

Two iconic steel-framed buildings anchor services at Tulsa, Okla.’s riverfront park. By Falgun Surani, P.E. At $465 million, Gathering Place in Tulsa, Okla., is the largest...

Shaft Wall Solutions for Wood-Frame Buildings: Codes & Detailing

Richard McLain, PE, SE It is fairly common for light wood-frame commercial and multi-family buildings to include shaft walls made from other materials. However, with...

Q&A: Structural wood design

‘Ask an Expert’ addresses common technical questions related to design and construction of wood-frame and mass timber buildings. Do you have a technical question related...

The Century Project: Bringing Seattle’s Space Needle into the future

The Space Needle. Photo: ©Nic Lehoux Arup provides engineering services for strengthening and retrofitting the landmark. By Clayton Binkley, P.E., S.E., PEng; and Kristen Strobel, P.E. Built...

Accommodating shrinkage in multi-story wood-frame structures

Procedures for estimating wood shrinkage and detailing options minimize effects on building performance. By Richard McLain, P.E., S.E., and Doug Steimle, P.E. In wood-frame buildings of...

Analysis of irregular-shaped diaphragms

Address design issues to ensure complete load paths throughout structures. By R. Terry Malone, P.E., S.E. The structural configurations of many modern buildings require complex lateral...

Code-compliant designs

Emory Point in Atlanta includes three buildings, one with five stories of Type III-A wood-frame construction over slab-on-grade, and two with four stories of...

WoodWorks leads successful blast testing of loaded mass timber structures

WoodWorks – Wood Products Council, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Lab and Softwood Lumber Board, conducted a second series of blast tests on three existing two-story, single-bay cross-laminated timber structures at Tyndall Air Force Base.

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