As mass timber increases in popularity, a plethora of new products are emerging. Mass timber products are wood based products that can withstand and hold large loads for long durations of time. These products have allowed for larger buildings, made mainly of wood, to be erected with multiple stories, due to their enhanced mechanical properties. One such new product is Mass Plywood Panels (MPP). MPP is a veneer-based engineered wood product, which is a massive, large scale, structural composite lumber based panel designed to be used in building applications as both vertical and horizontal element. MPP is an alternative to Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). This product is produced by using different veneer layups assorted into the most efficient orientations. Since it is a veneer based product, its properties can be optimized for intended end use. For any new product to be used in the industry with confidence a thorough investigation of its physical and mechanical properties are needed. MPP has undergone qualification according ANSI/APA PRG 320. This research looked at the potential use of different fasteners on MPP by going from small scale testing of single fasteners to a full scale testing of a wall to floor system.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00am
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