Mass Timber How To's

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Ricky provides videos that provide knowledge sharing, design tips and more related to mass timber design and construction. Topics include tall mass timber buildings, structural engineering for mass timber, fire-resistant and acoustics design, detailing strategies, code compliance, project spotlights and more.

What is Mass Timber’s SWEET SPOT?

Is there a building size, height, number of stories, or occupancy in which mass timber works the best? In this video, I take a look at optimizing mass timber for a variety of projects, but rather than looking at this from a size and scale perspective, the focus is on structural material replacements for other systems in which mass timber works well - particularly post and beam framing.

Foundations for a Mass Timber Building: Can They be Smaller?

A benefit associated with the use of mass timber construction that is commonly cited is the reduction in foundations - specifically the ability to make foundations smaller than what they would be if the building were framed with other, heavier materials. However, the required size of the foundations in a building is based on more than just the weight of the structure.
Foundations for Mass Timber Buildings