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David,

 

Sounds like a good excuse for a road trip to London to see the 9-story they built there: http://www.nzwood.co.nz/case-studies/murray-grove-tower

 

;)

 

Buddy

 

 

Subject: Re: 10 story wood building

From: David Topete <d.topete73(--nospam--at)gmail.com>

To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org

 

Buddy,

Thanks for the link.  I'll look at it.  Sounds interesting, though I still have my doubts about it...

David

 

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 11:47 AM, AWC Info <Info(--nospam--at)awc.org> wrote:

 

> They don=92t use columns. The structural elements are called cross

> lamina=

ted

> timber. Imagine plywood on steroids. Using 1x or 2x material, they

> lamina=

te

> them together so that each layer is at a right angle to the other. The

> lumber has to be dried to about 10-12% MC prior to laminating so it

> maintains dimensional stability.

> 

> There=92s an article coming out in the next issue of Wood Design Focus

> ab=

out

> it. For those of you who don=92t get that, here=92s a link to a

> document =

on the

> FPInnovations website that addresses design issues:

> 

> http://www.forintek.ca/public/pdf/Special_Pub_Order_Form/SP52CrossLami

> nat=

edTimber_the%20boook.pdf

> 

> HTH

> 

> Buddy