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.
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-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
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).