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WoodWorks and Think Wood release first Mass Timber Design Manual

Interactive collection of information on mass timber products, design best practices, taller wood construction and sustainability.

April 12, 2021 |

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WoodWorks and Think Wood have released their first Mass Timber Design Manual. The free interactive resource offers a collection of information on topics including mass timber products, design best practices, and taller wood construction and sustainability.

“Mass timber inspires innovation. More and more, developers and designers are turning to mass timber to build everything from multifamily projects and commercial offices to signature public buildings and tall wood towers,” said Ryan Flom, chief marketing officer of the Softwood Lumber Board. “The market is advancing rapidly, and the Mass Timber Design Manual is designed to keep pace with it, providing timely and comprehensive information to support the design and build pros behind the next wave of mass timber buildings.”

The manual includes WoodWorks technical papers, Think Wood continuing education articles, project case studies, expert Q&As, technical guides and other helpful tools, including:

Insurance for mass timber construction

Cost and design optimization

Mass timber fire design

Acoustic and vibration design

Tall wood buildings in the 2021 IBC

Calculating carbon footprints

Impact of wood use on North American forests

Occupant well-being and biophilic design

Users can view each individual resource or download the master folder for all files in one location.

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