A Scientific Rebuttal To Tall Mass Timber Buildings
An analyzed, annotated and scientific rebuttal to a Fire Safety, Environmental, and Economic Assessment of Modifying Building Codes for Tall Mass Timber Buildings.
CLT & Builder's Risk
A new study from Erik G. Olsen, Executive Property Specialist, Chubb Insurance, finds that fire performance and burn out is a key hurdle of mass timber construction. Read more here.
“I’m Very Reluctant To Endorse Anything Made Out Of Sawdust and Glue."
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is the hot new building material all right. And that's exactly the problem. Compared with non-combustible materials like concrete, CLT is an unproven material that poses major fire risks, especially for high-rise construction.
CLT Structures Are Burning To Ashes
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) claims to be more fire resistant, but CLT is wood, and wood still burns.
Don't Be Fooled By All The Sustainability Messaging You Hear About CLT
The wood industry claims that cross-laminated timber (CLT) is better for the environment than concrete. Proponents tout wood's capacity to sequester carbon. The reality is an eye opener. The wood industry is the largest sector contributing to carbon pollution.
CLT Isn't A Form Of Construction - It's Deforestation
A lot goes into building a cross-laminated timber structure - 1,300 trees to be precise.
Stop the Timber Innovation Act Coalition
The members of the Stop the Timber Innovation Act Coalition write in strong opposition to code proposal G-108-18. Our coalition represents a broad group of trade, construction and labor interests opposed to federal legislation and policy that unfairly promotes, at taxpayer expense, one building material over another in the construction materials marketplace.