Cross-laminated timber can fast-track construction

Posted by Rumin Mann
August 26th, 2011

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) can enable construction companies to build structures more quickly and with a lower carbon footprint than concrete and steel, according to speakers at a recent conference in Toronto.

Matthias Oberholzer, a project manager with Montreal-based Nordic Engineered Wood, described CLT as an “excellent alternative” to concrete.

“With the Canadian winter, it’s nice for playing ice hockey, but for curing concrete, it’s not exactly ideal.”

Oberholzer was one speaker at the Cross-Laminated Timber symposium hosted by the Canadian Wood Council, FPInnovations and Ontario Wood WORKS, a Canadian Wood Council initiative to promote the use of wood in construction.

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