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Three largest CLT suppliers to commission testing report to prove fire safety of CLT in UK

19-05-2020
KLH, Binderholz, Stora Enso, suppliers, CLT, fire safety, building regulation changes, UK

The three largest suppliers of cross laminated timber(CLT) – KLH, Binderholz and Stora Enso – have invested in a series of fire tests to assess safety and performance of CLT, reported TTJ. According to a report in Inside Housing, the group is planning to spend £500,000 on a series of fire tests over the next 18 months to …

SmartLam North America and RedBuilt join hands to supply CLT products and solutions

15-05-2020
SmartLam North America, RedBuilt, CLT solutions, exclusive distribution, United States

SmartLam North America and RedBuilt announce their partnership to supply Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers and contractors for projects using the popular mass timber building technology. RedBuilt will serve as the exclusive distributor of SmartLam CLT in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast and Southwest, …

Editor’s pickSödra’s CLT to be used in construction of “Hoppet” preschool in Sweden

13-04-2020
Hoppet preschool, innovation project, Gothenburg, climate neutral, Södra, cross-laminated timber, CLT

Södra will be supplying CLT (cross-laminated timber) to the “Hoppet” preschool innovation project in Gothenburg, a major city in Sweden. The climate impact of the construction project is 70 percent lower than similar projects of this nature, and is part of the process to achieve the City of Gothenburg’s goal of becoming a …

Editor’s pickFPInnovations releases latest edition of CLT Handbook

02-03-2020
CLT, FPInnovation, CLT handbook, new edition, technology, mass-timber-building global movement, knowledge transfer, designer, construction

FPInnovations, a non-profit specialising in creating solutions that support the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector, and its government and industry partners, recently launched the all-new 2019 2nd edition of the building-construction game-changing, “Canadian CLT Handbook.” Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is …

Timberlink to build CLT and GLT manufacturing facility in South Australia or Victoria

26-02-2020
Timberlink, new, manufacturing, facility, CLT, gluam, GLT, plantation, structural pine products, South Australia, Victoria

The Timberlink Australia Board has approved plans to enter the growing mass timber market, with the building of a state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) & Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing facility. The significant investment will see the construction of Australia’s second major softwood CLT plant and first combined CLT …

Editor’s pickMicrosoft’s upgraded Silicon Valley campus will be North American’s largest timber project

11-02-2020
Microsoft, CLT, timber project, largest, North America, Silicon Valley, Mountain View campus

At over 644,000 square feet, CLT’s potential as a building material for expansive horizontal structures will be demonstrated at the Microsoft Silicon Valley, as part of a larger renovation of the Moutain View campus. WRNS Studio from San Francisco will be designing North America’s largest CLT building in floor area. The building …

Some UK housing developers discontinuing CLT for high-rise after post-Grenfell legislation

20-01-2020
UK, housing developers, CLT, limited use, post-Grenfell, legislation, policy, combustible materials, external walls, new buildings, 18 metres

Swan is the latest housing developer to join the list of developers evaluating concrete and steel alternative for residential units over 18 metres. Despite a successful completion of the mid-rise, six-storey Watts Grove development Tower Hamlets in East London, a 65-unit residential project, Swan will now restrict the use of CLT to two- and …

San Francisco welcomes next largest mass timer office building in the U.S.

16-12-2019
Pier 70, redevelopment, Hacker Architects, San Francisco, U.S., mass timber, architecture, green, sustainable, environment, workplace, CLT, glulam, Brookfield Properties

San Francisco gets ready to start the construction of the largest mass timber office building in the United States as part of a 28-acre development on its historic Pier 70. Led by Brookfield Properties, the six-storey, 310,000-square-foot structure will be among the first new buildings to anchor the city’s newest waterfront …

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