Cross Laminated Timber

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood panel product made from gluing together layers of solid-sawn lumber. Each layer of boards is oriented perpendicular to adjacent layers and glued on the wide faces of each board, usually in a symmetric way so that the outer layers have the same orientation.

Typical uses of CLT

CLT is used in a wide range of structures, including: single and multi-family housing, modular buildings, schools, and other public buildings.
It’s used for:
  • Floors
  • Roofs
  • Wall panels
  • 2 – 20 storey structures

Advantages of CLT

  • Strong Material: Regular timber is an anisotropic material, meaning that the physical properties change depending on the direction at which the force is applied. By gluing layers of wood at right angles, the panel is able to achieve better structural rigidity in both directions.
  • Significantly lighter than concrete
  • Prefabricated elements enable rapid assembly and short construction times
  • Space gain due to reduced component thickness
  • Flexible design
  • Outstanding structural properties with low net weight
  • Fireproof
  • Good sound and heat insulation
  • CLT was referenced in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and is recognized as a code-compliant construction material in the United States and Canada.

Contact us for more information and CLT specs.