Title

Mass Timber

Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to research and evaluate the usage of mass timber in structures. An 8-story residential building was designed and analyzed by remodeling a 5-story residential/commercial building. To gain more insight on the challenges of using mass timber in buildings, background research and several interviews were conducted by reaching out to engineers, architects, contractors, and manufacturers that have experience designing and constructing buildings using mass timber. The results of the structural analysis and interview data were used to create a decision framework to help evaluate the usage of mass timber instead of steel or concrete in structures.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-04-07

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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