29 Mar '16, 5pm

The Girl Scouts of Utah built impressive summer cabins without a single drop of glue

The cabins are located in a wooded area on GSU’s Trefoil Ranch Camp. They were built using Interlocking Cross Laminated Timber developed by Euclid Timber Frame PC , a company focusing on natural building methods. This includes using no glue, binders, adhesives, or products with volatile organic compounds. Their research is supported by the Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, which is interested in the high-value use of locally-sourced wood damaged by a pine beetle infestation prevalent in the American West. Unusable in traditional stick-frame construction, the wood currently remains in the forest and increases the risk of wildfires.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/the-girl-scouts-of-utah-built-impres...

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