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Meeting and Exceeding Code with Wood & Mass Timber: Applications and Interpretations

Wood-frame and mass timber projects, like all construction in the U.S., have long been hindered by a strong reliance on prescriptive building code limits and less willingness to use or accept performance-based fire protection engineering. However, over the past few years, a shift has occurred. First and most significantly, the International Building Code (IBC) has…

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