Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks hosting CLT seminar in Charlotte

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The first “pure” cross laminated timber (CLT) structure in the US—a 78-foot bell tower at Myers Memorial United Methodist Church i in Gastonia, North Carolina. (Image from STRUCTUREMag, Courtesy of Kevin Meechan, WoodWorks.

The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting a seminar in Charlotte, N.C. that will explore the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

CLT is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light and heavy-timber framing options. The seminar will introduce CLT through a series of project examples while considering some of the more challenging aspects of CLT building design, such as fire and life safety, lateral and seismic design, acoustic performance and building envelope. Additional topics will include the manufacturing and specification of CLT, building code considerations and available resources, including the new U.S. CLT Handbook.

The seminar is intended for engineers, architects, builders and others with an interest in the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings.

It will be held in Charlotte – Sullivan’s Steakhouse on July 16, 2014.

Fee will be $20 per attendee, and lunch will be provided. Attendees can earn 2.0 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) credits.

To register, visit http://www.woodworks.org/ and click “Upcoming Events” on the home page.

gastonia wood tower
The first “pure” cross laminated timber (CLT) structure in the US—a 78-foot bell tower at Myers Memorial United Methodist Church  in Gastonia, North Carolina.
(Image from STRUCTUREMag, Courtesy of Kevin Meechan, WoodWorks.