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Cross-Laminated Timber

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Evaluating whether the Seattle Building Code should allow more height for buildings designed with cross-laminated timber.

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Due to environmental advantages, there is an effort to support the increased use of wood in building construction.

In April 2012, Joe Mayo of Mahlum, Stephanie Pure of the American Institute of Architects, Seattle, and Hans-Erik Blomgren of ARUP presented to the City of Seattle’s Committee of Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability to request that the City look more closely at removing height limitations in the building code that apply to products such as cross-laminated timber.

As a result, we have convened the Construction Codes Advisory Board’s Innovation Advisory Committee to assess the risks of allowing the expanded use of this construction type. You are welcome to observe meetings and give your input during a specific time on the agenda. The next CLT discussion will be held this November to conduct "Next Steps" as identified in the May 30, 2013, meeting minutes.

Past Meetings and Materials:

May 30, 2013
Construction Codes Advisory Board’s Innovation Advisory Committee

August 23, 2012
Construction Codes Advisory Board’s Innovation Advisory Committee

April 11, 2012
Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee
Timbercity: Innovative Multi-story Wood Architecture

 

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Kathleen Petrie
Sustainable Codes Analyst
(206) 615-0541
kathleen.petrie@seattle.gov

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