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Cross-Laminated Timber

Middle & High Rise Solution

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) is a pre-fabricated, engineered wood building material with unique and often superior building, aesthetic, environmental, and cost attributes. CLT wood panels are made by pressing perpendicular layers of lumber together with a layer of formaldehyde-free adhesive. 



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Unique Structural and Aesthetic Advantages
  • Potential for increased floor-to-ceiling height

  • Thinner overall floor 

  • Reduced weight on footings, gravity load, and bracing requirements

  • Biophilic design: a natural beauty that cannot be replicated with other fabricated materials

Cost Efficiency
  • Cost-competitive with other building material options.

  • Simplified designs that facilitate easy installation 

  • Fewer panel picks due to large panel size

  • Fewer workers are required onsite


"The prefabricated, panelized nature of CLT results in construction times that are up to 30% faster than conventional concrete & steel buildings. This savings is driven by efficiencies in both materials production and onsite assembly."

                                                                                    --Weili Xu, CTO of TechPrefab (1).jpg
​Safety & Community
  • Prefabricated structural elements are safe to work above and below once installed

  • Concurrent completion of walls and floors reduce incidence of falls

  • Fewer power tools and truck deliveries are required

  • Less construction site noise

Soaring Demand & Code Acceptance

Developers and builders seeking to enter this market will benefit from expanded building code permissions. In December 2018, The International Code Council (ICC) released voting results on Tall Wood Building amendments to the 2021 International Building Code (which are already adopted in Washington State, Oregon, and Utah).

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