A project developed through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) class has come up with an energy efficient design for a large wood building. For this structure, called “the Longhouse,” massive timbers made of conventional lumber would be laminated together like a kind of supersized plywood.
The design will be presented in October at the Maine Mass Timber Conference at the University of Maine’s Wells Conference Center.
The structure designed by the class uses laminated veneer lumber (LVL), made into panels 15 m (50 ft) long, 3 m (10 ft) wide, and more than 152 mm (6 in.) thick