New CEU: Mass Timber and Wood Framing

November 7, 2012

This CEU provides a high-level overview of wood-frame construction systems -- balloon, platform, and semi-balloon framing -- as well as mass timber product applications such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), glue-laminated timber (glulam), and laminated strand lumber(LSL).

As the new allowable height of wood-frame construction increased from four to six storeys in B.C., case studies featuring B.C.-based mid-rise projects showcase how architects are using these systems to achieve code-compliant approaches for additional levels. Alternative solutions, methods of construction that are not included in the building code, can be used to meet the intent of codeto build taller, smarter, and more efficiently with wood.