This page is home to educational resources that provide the comprehensive facts about mass timber.
The concrete industry has launched a misinformation campaign against mass timber that seeks to undermine the code development process, all in an effort to preserve market share. This rigorous process may not sit well with certain industry groups, but the public will be safer as a result, while benefiting from the clear environmental and economic advantages of mass timber buildings.
This guide is a resource for buildings officials to better understand the 14 code proposals from the Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings. It includes detailed explanations of what each proposal entails along with the AHC-TWB’s justification for proposing them.
A Fire Safety, Environmental and Economic Assessment of Modifying Building Codes for Tall Mass Timber Buildings
Authors: Douglas H. Evans, P.E., FSFPE; Stephen Kanipe, CBO, LEED AP; Joseph Kistner; Greg Johnson
A combination of fire resistance, structural integrity and environmental attributes make new tall wood buildings among the most innovative structures in the world. Here are the facts about mass timber.
The MTCC’s March Newsletter describes the coalition and outlines its objectives.
Five full-scale fire experiments were conducted to observe the performance of a two-level apartment style structure constructed of mass timber. This document provides details on how each was set-up and conducted, the instrumentation used to collect data, and a brief summary of the test results.
This document outlines the recommended review process and order of review for interested Code Officials.
2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering: Full-Scale Fire Tests of a Two-Story, Cross-Laminated Timber Structure
The results of five fire tests conducted in an effort to bridge knowledge gaps between fire testing and cross-laminated timber compartments.