WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN A WOODEN SKYSCRAPER? The 14-story apartment complex in Bergen, Norway, known as “The Tree”, was completed late last year. With its 52 meters it is currently the tallest wooden building in the world. Glulam is used for the trusses and carries all vertical and horizontal loads. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is used for the elevator shafts, staircases and internal walls. The structural fire design is performed according to the Eurocode and the glulam used is so thick that it would burn for at least 90 minutes before disintegrating.
- 28/03/2016 #6Lada Prkic#5 @Soufiane Sakouni, I suppose you think on fire safety, which is often cited as a barrier to building wooden high rise structures. In the last years high rise buildings are made of new heavy timber products, such as CLT, glulam and LVL. Several research projects conducted on CLT panels demonstrate fire performance similar to concrete.Reply
Here is the link to an article on glulam fire resistance http://www.aitc-glulam.org/shopcart/Pdf/superior%20fire%20resistance.pdf