Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cross-laminated Timber Production Aided by Government Investment

Cash injected into forest industry

Cross-laminated timber production is on the rise in Canada. I am looking forward to this product becoming an option for construction here in the U.S.


  1. True. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a new and innovative building material that permits fast and efficient construction of single or multi-residential type buildings. Green building practices have helped CLT’s popularity, with its combination of environmental performance, sustainability, design flexibility, cost-competitiveness and structural integrity.

  2. That's right. Cross Laminated Timber have a combination of strength, ductility and light weight form the ideal earthquake-proof system. It has the best long-term stability of any wood building system. Building a CLT home can be a carbon positive project where more carbon is saved than emitted. The only fully renewable heavy duty building material, requires a fraction of carbon to produce.

  3. Cross-laminated timber provides an innovative massive building system for single- and multi -family residential buildings, multi-storey residential and commercial buildings, buildings for business and industry, and for special applications in structural timber constructions. Very interesting indeed.