New guide on mass timber diaphragms

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Timber structures are a sustainable, energy-efficient, durable, and relatively affordable solution to the growing demand for multi-storey residential and commercial buildings.

This new interest in mid- and high-rise mass timber buildings has created a need for more rigorous structural analysis and design approaches for all components of the structural system, especially for buildings located in high seismic or wind areas.

Diaphragms are an important component of the structural system of any building, but information on performance of mass timber diaphragms is relatively limited when compared to that of other structural components. To fill this knowledge gap, FPInnovations has published a new guide that presents the most up-to-date research and technical information on this topic.

Performance, Analysis, and Design of Mass Timber Diaphragms provides an overview of the types of mass timber diaphragms and provides information on methods used to analyze them. It also summarizes the available information on design of mass timber diaphragms available in the Canadian, U.S. and international building codes and material standards.

Download the digital edition for free, or purchase a paper copy through FPInnovations’ Amazon store.


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Source: FPInnovations