Tall Mass Timber
Tall Mass Timber

Tall mass timber is an industry term to identify mass timber buildings, constructed of mass timber elements, that exceed current height limits for wood buildings set by the International Building Code (IBC). Mass timber includes any product currently permitted for use in Type IV construction, such as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Structural Composite Lumber, glued-laminated timber, and large section sawn lumber. Because of the unique structural and fire resistance characteristics of solid timber walls and floors (CLT) and mass timber structures, new provisions have been approved for the 2021 Edition of the IBC for tall mass timber buildings up to 18 stories.

Codes and Standards
Codes & Standards

AWC is committed to ensuring a resilient, safe, and sustainable built environment. To achieve these objectives, AWC contributes to development of building and fire codes and standards which allow for the safe and responsible use of wood products. We support utilization of wood products by developing and disseminating consensus standards, comprehensive technical guidelines, and tools for wood design and construction, as well as providing education regarding their application.

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Wood Display Case

Wood Display Case

Wood product training display cases were developed as part of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) grant to AF&PA, now completed. The display cases provide industry product samples that will be used to enhance the building construction curriculum taught at the academies.

 

Pictorial Guide

Basement Ceiling Girder First Floor Framing

WoodAware offers a visual guide to Floor, Roof, and Wall systems.