29 Nov '11, 8pm

Have I said I love wood construction? Here is a new technology that will go far.

Have I said I love wood construction? Here is a new technology that will go far.

Unlike other solid wood panel systems, ICLT utilizes no fasteners and no adhesives. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) for North American markets has historically not been feasible due to relative high cost of fabrication, however, developments in CNC technology and sourcing waste and beetle kill standing dead pine from the intermountain region presents a viable option for creating solid wood technology. ICLT is a cost competitive technology for the 3-9 story commercial structures replacing concrete and steel construction, reducing ecological footprint, and increasing indoor air quality of future buildings.

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