Scoping Defense market, Wood Council tests CLT structures’ blast mettle
- Published: Tuesday, 20 December 2016 20:46
- Written by Concrete News
Sources: Wood Products Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff
After directing blast tests on three cross laminated timber (CLT) specimens at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla., representatives of the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program observed that that the structures “remained intact and matched modeling predictions with acceptable levels of damage under significant explosive loading.” The tests were conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and Softwood Lumber Board; results stand to expand the use of wood solutions for Department of Defense applications and other blast-resistant construction.