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ID: 170
Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material

The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general publ ...

Principal Investigator : Douglas R. Rammer

Resource Management and Use2010FPL
Photo of Example of Heavy Timber Buckling-Restrained Brace with failure of the encased steel.
ID: 1602
Development of a Heavy Timber Buckling-Restrained Brace for Tall Wood Buildings

Recent advancements in timber technologies are pushing mass timber systems into larger commercial-scale markets where steel and concrete systems ...

Principal Investigator : Douglas R. Rammer

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2019FPL
Photo of Shake table testing of cross laminated timber wall system.
ID: 1607
Earthquake Resistant, Cross Laminated Timber Shear Wall System

High and mid-rise wood building are only possible because of the development of an innovative mass timber product called Cross Laminated Timber ...

Principal Investigator : Douglas R. Rammer

Water, Air, and Soil
Resource Management and Use
2019FPL
Photo of Researchers are developing seismic performance factors for cross laminated timber buildings in the United States. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
ID: 1046
Seismic Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber Buildings

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings are becoming popular in earthquake regions of the United States, but structural engineers need new design ...

Principal Investigator : Douglas R. Rammer

Resource Management and Use2016FPL
Photo of Finger joint after failure showing smooth wood surfaces that could be easily refit together where the adhesive failed at low temperatures.
ID: 1492
Wood Adhesives at High Temperatures

Researchers examined the performance of finger-jointed lumber to understand how it performs in fire.

Principal Investigator : Douglas R. Rammer

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2018FPL
Photo of Installation of a cross-laminated timber panel for Promega building in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Steve Schmieding, USDA Forest Service
ID: 439
Wood Construction Goes Beyond Its Traditional Roots

As interest in sustainable building options continues to grow. Wood construction is going beyond its traditional roots in housing and expanding ...

Principal Investigator : Douglas R. Rammer

Resource Management and Use2013FPL