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First-of-its kind timber product to be used in MSU building

02-04-2019
CLT, timber

Michigan State University’s future STEM Teaching and Learning Facility will be the first in Michigan to use an innovative wood product, rather than concrete and/or steel, for its load-bearing structure. Known as mass timber, this framing style uses large solid or engineered wood. The $100 million (SGD 135.5 million) facility will be …

Editor’s pickMcDonald’s reimagined flagship restaurant in Chicago features plenty of wood

24-08-2018
McDonald's, flagship restaurant, Chicago, CLT, Wood, Veneer, Laminated wood, green architecture

McDonald’s unveiled its reimagined flagship restaurant in Chicago on 9 Aug, showcasing a modern and environmentally-friendly design. Cross-laminated wood dominates the interior landscape of the reimagined flagship Mcdonald's restaurant (Photo credit: McDonald's) “Chicago is truly a special place for McDonald’s. Not only is it …

Editor’s pickAmerica's first hardwood CLT project launches in Indiana

15-01-2018
NHLA, Indiana, US, CLT

Story by NHLA; Editing by Panels & Furniture Asia In an effort to enhance awareness around using wood as an innovative building material, The United States Forest Service awarded Boston-based architectural firm, IKD, $250,000 to fund the construction of the first hardwood cross laminated timber (CLT) project in the United States. The Indiana …

Editor’s pickSwimming among the trees

05-12-2017
swimming pool, CLT, London, school, wood architecture

Image: Hawkins Brown Freemen’s School in Ashtead, England, boasts a new swimming facility with an exposed timber frame and deep, large windows that offer panoramic views of the surrounding woodland. Nestled amongst the trees, architecture firm Hawkins \ Brown chose white-stained cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber for the roof …