Fire Safety for Mass Wood Timber Buildings

May 19, 2020

Green Builder Media and Hilti North America announce the release of a downloadable ebook, “Strides In Fire Safety for Mass Wood Timber Buildings.”


As Tall Mass Wood Timber (MWT) buildings get taller, municipalities, the building industry, and the public ask questions about how these buildings perform in a fire and how the building codes should be written to accommodate them.


Hilti responded by marshaling all the tools at its disposal to perform rigorous testing of Mass Wood Timber component assemblies—primarily Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)—in its state-of-the-art testing labs. The results of the testing and details about the company’s bid to get third-party certification for this innovative building method is detailed in the book.


“Strides In Fire Safety for Mass Wood Timber Buildings” includes information on:

  • The growth of the Mass Wood Timber market for Tall Buildings.
  • How building codes are changing to accommodate MWT buildings and how they are addressed in the 2021 International Building Code.
  • The results of Hilti’s firestop solutions testing.
  • The status of getting third-party rated firestop assemblies.
  • Four game-changing products that are propelling the MWT Tall Building market forward.
  • Future trends for the Tall MWT market.