Applications for the use of gravity force-resisting mass timber framing systems under modern building codes will be discussed in this webinar. Other technical topics will include the use of mass timber panels as two-way spanning slabs, connection options, and design considerations, and detailing and construction best practices.

Mass timber structural framing systems have high strength-to-weight ratios, are dimensionally stable, and are quickly becoming systems of choice for sustainably minded designers. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the structural design processes associated with a variety of mass timber products, including glued-laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber (CLT), and nail-laminated timber (NLT).

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss mass timber products and building systems and their possibilities as structural framing.
2. Compare structural properties and performance characteristics of mass timber products and review their unique design considerations.
3. Review structural design steps for members and connections in common mass timber framing systems.
4. Highlight structural detailing best practices to address items such as shrinkage and expansion, load path continuity, and
speed of construction.

Fee: This webinar is free

Presented By: Tanya Luthi, Senior Associate Fast + Epp

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 14, 1:00 PM EST

Length: 1 Hour

Credits: 1 CEU from AIA, All Provincial Canadian Architect Associations, Engineering Institute of Canada, BC Housing