DES603A – Fire Testing on Full-Scale Mass Timber Building Will Inform Code Changes
Credit: 0.1 ICC CEU
Heavy timber construction (Type IV in the International Building Code) is one of the oldest building types used in the United States. There are efforts by underway to expand the use of heavy timber construction through the International Code Council (ICC) Ad-hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings (TWB) utilizing mass timber construction. This article covers a brief history of heavy timber construction and the progress of the TWB that researched tall mass timber construction and performed testing to help inform code change recommendations which ensure life safety and property protection in tall mass timber buildings.
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