Foundations for Mass Timber Buildings

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. This video takes a look through 3 factors that influence the foundation requirements for a building, and how mass timber can shine: it looks at weight of building, lateral system impacts, and existing soils conditions.

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