How do you frame a mass timber building? Is the best way to do it 100% as timber, or should you utilize a hybrid approach incorporating other structural materials? Bearing walls vs. post and beam vs. post and plate? How does project use and size affect these decisions?
Before mastering a subject it is important to fully understand the fundamentals. This video takes a look at the fundamental framing schemes for mass timber buildings. By better understanding all of the options on the table, we can fine-tune design steps early on in a project which translates to success. But of course after these initial, important design decisions are made, the more nuanced details and decisions need to be considered.
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