Heavy-timber construction

Heavy-timber construction

Fire-resistant construction obtained by using wood structural members of specified minimum size; wood floors and roofs of specified minimum thickness, and exterior walls of noncombustible construction.

heavy-timber construction

Construction in which fire resistance is obtained by using wood structural members of specified minimum size and wood floors and roofs of specified minimum thickness and composition; by using bearing walls and nonbearing exterior walls of noncombustible construction; by avoiding concealed spaces under floors and roofs; and by using approved fastenings, construction details, and adhesives for structural members.
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For us it's both an aesthetic thing and time efficiency, especially with such a heavy building push and a labor market that's not super available to do heavy-timber construction projects."<br />Using CLT materials with precut holes and connections accelerates the building schedule, Flotow said.<br />"It makes for a really efficient construction process," Flotow said.
Weicker said he saw a heavy-timber construction building during a visit to Minneapolis last year, and wanted the material to be a cornerstone of his next project.
"Usually it's defined as heavy-timber construction, which means big pieces of wood."