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What happens to mass timber glues under heat?

June 18, 2020

From the WCTE 2018 proceedings The increasing use of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels in large multi-story buildings has highlighted the structural performance of CLT in fire as a critical issue concerning life safety and serviceability. It is well-known that wood material strength decreases when exposed to elevated temperature for an extended period of time.…
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Massive fire at wood frame construction site seen for miles

February 17, 2020

From NCMA eNewsFebruary 13, 2020 A massive fire broke out near Alexandria Saturday morning, engulfing the building in huge flames. Thick black smoke was seen for miles around the Washington DC metro area. Fairfax County Fire Chief John Butler said when fire officials arrived, there were two buildings under construction that were fully engulfed in…
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