Fire Safety and Protection: Why Wood Construction Comes Out on Top
Hear from industry experts about mass timber construction’s proven safety and performance record for fire protection. Mass timber offers a distinct advantage because it chars on the outside while retaining strength. With innovative technologies and wood products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), glued laminated timber (glulam) and nail laminated timber (NLT), wood meets modern building codes and outperforms other building materials.
Wood: Engineered by nature, strengthened by ingenuity
As the world population continues to grow, it is projected we will need an additional 3 billion units of housing in the next 20 years (UN Habitat & Tall Wood Buildings). Wood is ready to answer this call. Wood not only delivers economically and environmentally, it delivers more in terms of its beauty, versatility and performance. Wood meets code requirements in a wide range of low- and mid-rise building types, and innovative new technologies continue to expand the possibilities for wood use in construction. Wood delivers a deeper connection to nature that will only become more valuable in our built environment as our cities continue to grow.
Think Wood: Highlighting wood innovations and innovators
Think Wood promotes the economic, environmental and societal benefits of using softwood lumber in commercial, community and non-residential building applications. We contextualize innovative technologies and practices that involve softwood lumber. In addition, we identify and introduce innovators in the field to our community of architects, engineers, researchers, designers and developers.
To learn more about fire safety and how wood meets code, visit: https://www.thinkwood.com/performance/fire-safety-and-protection