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.