CLT Wall Panel Structural Testing at Oregon State University: Several tests were completed at Oregon State University to validate the structural resiliency of Framework's self-centering post-tensioned CLT rocking wall. These included a series of bare panel tests on full scale nine-ply CLT panels, crushing tests on five-ply CLT panels, and testing of three different splice methods for joining the rocking wall’s nine-ply CLT panels. This video shows the epoxy rod panel splice option which was ultimately chosen for the project.
About Framework: Framework is a 90,000 sf, 12-story, mixed-use project anticipated to be the first mass timber high-rise in the United States. The project seeks to be a catalyst that connects sustainable urban development to rural economic growth regionally and nationally.