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Chapter 2: Manufacturing Cross-laminated timber manufacturingAuthor(s): Borjen Yeh; Dave Kretschmann; Brad (Jianhe) Wang
Source: In: CLT handbook: cross-laminated timber / edited by Erol Karacabeyli, Brad Douglas. -- U. S. ed. 2013; 34 p.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionCross-laminated timber ( CLT) is defined as a prefabricated solid engineered wood product made of at least three orthogonally bonded layers of solid-sawn lumber or structural composite lumber (SCL) that are laminated by gluing oflongitudinal and transverse layers with structural adhesives to form a solid rectangular-shaped, straight, and plane timber intended for roof, floor, or wall applications (see Figure 1). While this engineered wood product has been used in Europe for over 15 years, the production of CLT and design of CLT structural systems have just begun in North America with some manufacturers currently being in production or in the process of product qualification.
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CitationYeh, Borjen; Kretschmann, Dave; Wang, Brad (Jianhe) 2013. Chapter 2: Manufacturing Cross-laminated timber manufacturing. In: CLT handbook: cross-laminated timber / edited by Erol Karacabeyli, Brad Douglas. -- U. S. ed. 2013; 34 p.
KeywordsCross Laminated Timber, Manufacturing, Requirements, Qualification and Quality Assurance
- The North American Product Standard for Cross-Laminated Timber
- Durability of cross laminated timber against termite damage
- Glued structural members
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