The AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community (HCD) is a network of architects and allied stakeholders that promotes equity in housing, excellence in residential design, and sustainable, vibrant communities for all, through education, research, awards, and advocacy.
This webinar is part of a series sponsored by the Housing Knowledge Community on AIA KnowledgeNet.
There is a movement afoot in today's construction industry to build big with wood. An increasing number of architects, engineers and general contractors are planning and constructing buildings out of wood in applications that are not normally associated with wood - like airports and apartment towers. The main driver behind this movement is new wood technology as well as research that show bio-based products to have a smaller environmental footprint than the alternatives, steel or concrete. This webinar presents several novel bio-based composite technologies including the revolutionary wood building product cross laminated timber (CLT) and wood-concrete composites. Topics covered include fundamental properties, key design considerations and building code requirements for wood.
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