Mass Timber

Explore the Possibilities of Mass Timber.

Mass timber represents a paradigm shift in construction, offering numerous advantages over traditional building materials. From its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio to its renewable and carbon-sequestering properties, mass timber stands at the forefront of sustainable building solutions.

Integrating Mass Timber into our Design Process.

Driven by a commitment to excellence, we integrate mass timber seamlessly into our design process, leveraging its inherent qualities to create spaces that are not only structurally sound but also visually striking and environmentally responsible. Through collaborative partnerships and cutting-edge technology, we deliver tailored solutions that push the boundaries of what is possible with mass timber.

Vibration Performance for Laboratories.

Through a firmwide initiative, we have focused on exploring different mass timber systems including rocking CLT shear walls and have been including them early during design as viable and competitive design options.

F|E has also investigated vibration performance of mass timber floor systems for laboratory occupancy with sensitive equipment. Multiple options with CLT and glulam framing or alternative steel floor framing have been studied and we are working on partnering with construction teams to provide a more comprehensive comparison for different floor framing systems covering a range of pros and cons from cost to schedule, and constructability.