Many architects and engineers believe that we are now in “the beginning of the timber age” where “plyscrapers” will soon be dotting city skylines all over the world. These tall wood buildings are a result of “mass timber” – a category of construction characterized by the use of large wood-based panels for wall, floor, and roof construction. Products in the mass timber family include: Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT), Glued-Laminated Timber (Glulam), and Structural Composite Lumber (SCL) e.g., Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL), and Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL), as well as hybrid products manufactured with a combination of materials.
Advanced Structures & Composites Center, University of Maine, "Mass Timber at UMaine" (2017). General University of Maine Publications. 1989.
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