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What the Fire Service Needs to Know about Tall Wood Buildings

Firefighters and fire chiefs: Forget everything you know about wood construction. Tall wood buildings (TWB)—or more accurately tall mass timber buildings—are not the conventional, lightweight wood, stick-built construction with which the fire service is familiar. There are no individual 2 x 4s, I-joists or open web trusses. In fact, there is no dimensional lumber or conventional lightweight wood products of …