WoodWorks leads successful blast testing of loaded mass timber structures

WoodWorks – Wood Products Council, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Lab and Softwood Lumber Board, conducted a second series of blast tests on three existing two-story, single-bay cross-laminated timber (CLT) structures at Tyndall Air Force Base — the same structures involved in a series of initial blast tests performed in 2016. On-site observations were decidedly positive; all structures remained intact under significant explosive loading well beyond their design capacity. Videos of the testing along with the Phase 1 Summary Report are now available on the WoodWorks website.

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