Wood is a low-cost, efficient, and renewable structural material. Today, light wood frame is commonplace in construction up to six storeys tall, but code restrictions have not allowed taller wood buildings—until recently. In Canada’s 2020 National Building Code, a new construction type called Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) is being introduced, permitting mass timber to be used for buildings up to 12 storeys. This presentation will discuss the key schematic design considerations and code implications of designing tall wood buildings through examination of several case studies.
Key learning objectives:
- Improve understanding of the state of mass timber through relevant case studies
- Learn schematic design considerations for tall wood buildings.
- Understand code considerations for tall wood buildings.
- Look ahead at what is coming for mass timber and tall wood.
Webinar date: 2021/Apr/08 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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