Modern mass timber buildings are designed and constructed for style and performance. Built of engineered wood products, these projects allow industry professionals to diversify the use of wood materials while shortening construction schedules. Of late, larger and taller mass timber structures are growing in popularity throughout North America, resulting in the need for high-performance, efficient building enclosure assemblies that work hard and can be installed quickly.
Mass timber components, including cross-laminated timber (CLT) and nail-laminated timber (NLT) panels, and glulam beams and columns, among others, are frequently part of such building enclosures, including roofs, walls, and floor/soffits, elevating both the functional and aesthetic aspects of projects. The utilization of mass timber and/or prefabricated building enclosure elements not only helps to meet the strict structural and fire requirements associated with greater building heights and weights, but also aids in efficient heat, air, and water management systems, increasing the safety and ultimate well-being of building occupants. This webinar will present an overview of the benefits and considerations of mass timber building enclosure design as well as providing best practices via several case studies of successful projects that incorporated mass timber enclosures.
- Discuss key building enclosure design considerations for the construction of mass timber buildings that support safety requirements, high-performance, and architectural aesthetic goals.
- Explain the likely increased construction efficiency and potential cost savings through the utilization of prefabricated mass timber enclosure assemblies, especially in buildings of greater height.
- Describe common details and building materials used for mass timber wall and roof enclosure assemblies that help meet structural and fire requirements, as well as efficient heat, air, and water management systems to ensure safety, high-performance, and structural integrity.
- Cite details from the featured mass timber project case studies, including best practices associated with enclosure assemblies to ensure that occupant well-being is maximized and performance requirements are met.