Tag: WoodWorks

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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