Britt, Peters promotes the consideration of CLT use in building design and is active in the Mass Timber Industry. Britt, Peters is pleased to be a corporate member of Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D).
Mass Timber buildings are being hailed as a sustainable design solution. The materials and strategies used in these new buildings are capturing the imagination of architects, engineers and developers, who see them as a way to lessen the carbon footprint of the built environment while demonstrating ingenuity and meeting the same standards for safety and performance as other building types. Heightened awareness of the environmental benefits of wood combined with advances in wood technology and manufacturing have aligned to make mass timber buildings not only possible, but also safe and cost effective. Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute and its partners have joined together in order to test the limits of modern wood fabrication applications. This session will explore unique benefits, sustainability, design considerations and code solutions associated with mass timber products and systems.
BPA’s Graham Montgomery, was a part of the beginning research of Cross Laminated Timber at Clemson University, which was focused on proving the validity of using Southern Pine for making CLT panels. His work specifically researched an innovative long-span option of CLT, which allowed him to gain experience in many areas of CLT, including testing of several innovative connection systems. Graham has retained his commitment to CLT by staying close to his research, which is being continued at Clemson, and he continues to develop his expertise with the design of two CLT structures with consultation on more buildings that are on the way.
Britt, Peters’ multidisciplinary staff works collaboratively with clients on a local, regional, and national basis across a variety of industries. Our registered professional engineers and support team have developed and implemented the structural and civil design of parking decks, hotels, restaurants, offices, banks, churches, apartments, condos, mixed-use developments and more.