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Mass Timber Planning

Designed for both industry experts and newcomers across the supply chain, Mass Timber Planning is a platform and knowledge base that addresses mass timber’s implementation, delivery methods, and best practices.

Dedicated to helping developers, engineers, installers, manufacturers, and more, we help you discover the growing power of mass timber’s functionality, cost-efficiency, and sustainability.

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Understand all aspects of the process, starting with the design, detailed design, and the fabrication model, all the way through to installation. If there are any parts not fully understood or covered by you or your team, hire expertise to fill the gaps as early as possible.


The timing of contractor engagement impacts the ability to get construction input on structural assembly sequence & detailing.


A bracing plan is important, and has a large effect on installation. Establish a bracing plan early and integrate it into the connection details. A good bracing plan allows the connections to assist with temporary stability and requires over-designing, but saves time, money, headaches, and patching.

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Having a concrete core is always a challenge because of the tolerance issue (concrete having large tolerances, mass timber having tight tolerances, and the challenge of trying to match the two together). If concrete is out of plumb, the higher the building, the worse the problem.